Derek is an award winning journalist with decades of experience, and currently supervises a team that covers daily and longer term news stories. Previously, he has been an interim KUOW news director, an editor for the regional Northwest News Network journalism collaboration, a local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered, a reporter and a producer. Before working at KUOW, Derek was a producer with New York Kids, a children's program at WNYC-New York and a desk assistant at CBS News.
He is also an avid ice hockey fan and roots for his hometown team, the New Jersey Devils. Derek has a bachelor’s degree in film from New York University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He and his wife Gina live in Seattle with a very spoiled rescue dog.
More federal agents sent to Seattle. Mayor Durkan says the city wasn't told in advance
The revelations about their presence in the Seattle area come amid an ongoing clash between protesters and federal agents stationed in Portland since earlier this month.
7 wounded, 1 dead in downtown Seattle shooting outside McDonald's
At least six people were shot and one killed in downtown Seattle Wednesday evening. It was the third shooting in downtown Seattle in two days.
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Sawant jumps into lead of Seattle City Council race
After election night, Kshama Sawant was behind by about 8 points. The next night, about the same. But now ...
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In the race for the open seat in the Seattle city council's District 7 race, which includes Queen Anne and downtown, the gap between former Seattle police chief Jim Pugel and assistant city attorney Andrew Lewis has narrowed dramatically.
Washington state to sue over vehicle mileage standards
Washington state plans to sue the Trump administration over its move to limit states' authority to regulate vehicle mileage standards.
Overdose medication to be available in Washington without prescription
Washington health officials offer statewide standing order for naloxone. The order will allow any individual to get the overdose reversal medication from a pharmacy without a prescription.
Bob Ferguson weighs legal response to Trump admin's end of Flores agreement
Good news PNW: Your phone will one day double as an earthquake alert device
The federal government is putting millions of dollars toward an earthquake alert program in the Northwest.
More Olympic goats heading to the Cascades
Another attempt to relocate mountain goats off of the Olympic Peninsula is underway.