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Isolde Raftery

Online Managing Editor


Isolde Raftery is the online managing editor at KUOW. She was hired as the station's first online editor in 2013 and was promoted to her current position in 2018.

Previously, she worked for, The New York Times (where she was a fellow on the Metro desk in 2010), and the Columbian and Skagit Valley Herald newspapers here in Washington state. She has freelanced breaking news and crime stories for The Chicago Tribune, and Seattle Business magazine.

Born in Ireland to an Irish dad and a French mom, Isolde grew up in Dublin, Paris and Seattle, where she attended James A. Garfield High School. She later graduated from Barnard College in New York City and received a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon.