Executive Producer of Community Engagement
Prior to his current job Ross hosted The Record (2014-2015) and The Conversation, KUOW’s award winning daily news talk program (2000 – 2014).
Ross came to KUOW in 1987 as news director and in 1992 became program director. As program director, he changed the station's format from classical/news to news and yet more news.
He led KUOW’s coverage of the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, which won a National Headliner First Place Award for Coverage of a Live Event.
Along the way, Ross hosted KUOW’s daily magazine program Seattle Afternoon (1980 – 1985); the award winning regional radio newsmagazine Northwest Journal that aired in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska; and a weekly public television interview program on KCTS Seattle called Upon Reflection. He is a frequent moderator for political debates and discussions in the Seattle community.
In 1991, Ross went on a journalism exchange to Tonga in Oceania where he interviewed the king. In May 2003, he was a Jefferson Fellow from the East/West Center traveling to Japan, South Korea and Malaysia.
In 2011 Ross graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters Degree in Digital Media from the School of Communication.
His pre–KUOW career included seven years as news director at community radio station KBOO in Portland, five years as news and public affairs director at WCUW in Worcester, Massachusetts, two years as music editor of Worcester Magazine and short stints as fill-in news director at KMXT Kodiak, Alaska and the Pacifica National News Service Washington D.C. bureau.
Ross has a cameo role in the documentary film "Manufacturing Consent," an intellectual biography of Noam Chomsky.
He is an honorary SeaFair Pirate. His pirate name is Rotten Ross.
To see more of Ross' past KUOW work, visit our archive site.
He wanted to test a theory from his childhood: If you're nice to people, will they be kind in return?
There’s a new climate change report in town. What will it mean for the Pacific Northwest? A Russian asylum seeker died this weekend in Tacoma – what happened? We speak to the city’s happiest bus driver, and explore why leopard print has never gone out of fashion.
A leopard can't change its spots, but it's so glamorous, so why would it even try?
Burst pipes, raw chickens on bikes in the rain, and a can-can brunch with mom and grandma: holiday seasons to remember.
Listener Nadya Zimmerman was tuned into KUOW 94.9 FM when she heard a bit of messaging that made her pause.
How does NPR decide what advertising it will and won’t accept? What’s behind the rise in Seattle’s reported hate crimes? And is King County prepared to respond to disasters in a number of languages?
Happy Thanksgiving! Now’s your chance to entertain your kids, and we can help. The city council is voting on a $5.9B budget – what’s in it? Peter Sagal shares what drives him to run, and we look into Washington’s efforts to prevent fires.
In 1980 the Census Bureau reported that 18 percent of Americans served in the armed forces. By 2016 that number dropped to 7 percent. What do veterans want civilians to know?
Ross Reynolds fills in for Bill Radke, discussing the news of the week with Joni Balter, Rob McKenna and Gyasi Ross.