Guy Nelson | KUOW News and Information

Guy Nelson

Senior Announcer

Year started with KUOW: 1992

Guy has held many positions at KUOW, including news director, reporter, editor and host of several programs.

He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin and  Evergreen State College.

Guy edited two stories for KUOW that won national awards; one from the Public Radio News Directors, Inc. for best documentary and one from the Radio and TV News Directors Association for best series.

He’s been a journalism fellow at the Poynter Institute in Florida, RTNDA's RIAS program in Berlin (twice), Stanley Foundation/Reuters Workshop in Beijing, China, and the East–West Center Journalists Exchange in Japan.

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The sun sets behind downtown Seattle on Tuesday, June 20, 2018
KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Is crime in Seattle on the rise? Neighborhood blogs and local TV news shows include alarming reports that might make you think it is.

But Gene Balk—the Seattle Times' FYI Guy—took a close look at the issue. He analyzed crime data across Seattle neighborhoods and found some good news.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson
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Guy Nelson talks with Seattle Times reporter Nina Shapiro about the discrimination allegations against Mukilteo aerospace company Electroimpact. The company is accused of discriminating against Muslims and single people. The company, which denies any wrongdoing entered into a consent decree with the state Attorney General's office.

Cat and dog
Flickr Photo/Asaf Antman (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Rupert Giles, executive director of the Phew Research Center, about how Western Washington residents responded to a central question of American life: dogs vs. cats. 

Flickr Photo/Stuart Anthony

Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol” is a holiday favorite. It was performed earlier this month in front of a live audience at Seattle’s Center for Spiritual Living under the title “The Enlightened Message of Scrooge.”

This show will air on KUOW December 23 at 9:00 p.m.