Libby Denkmann has covered veterans issues, homelessness and local politics during her radio journalism career. She became the host of KUOW's Soundside in November 2021. Previously she was a producer, reporter, anchor and host for stations KIRO, KFI and KPCC in Seattle and Los Angeles. During a yearlong hiatus from journalism in 2011, she worked as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C.. Libby was born in Seattle, grew up on the eastside, and graduated from the University of Washington. Her favorite things include soccer, video games and her dog, Monty.
Languages: English, limited Japanese and Portuguese
Don’t believe everything you read on Nextdoor, especially when it comes to politics
Eli Sanders says during a Mercer Island City Council election, Nextdoor was used to spread misinformation about a candidate. And that's not the only time it's happened.
Tacoma TB patient eludes authorities
Soundside host Libby Denkmann talks to Matt Driscoll of the News Tribune in Tacoma about the person with a confirmed case of tuberculosis who has evaded authorities for over a year.
'Real people being represented': Seattle's social housing board is just getting started
Seattle has a new public development authority, and it has a big mission: improving access to affordable housing.
After more than a decade, Seattle passes new rules to protect more city trees
Seattle is known as the Emerald City, but over the past couple decades it’s been losing a lot of what makes it green. The city’s most recent tree canopy assessment, released in 2021, found that Seattle’s tree cover had dropped to 28.1 percent -- short of a goal set nearly 15 years earlier of getting canopy coverage to at least 30 percent. To protect more trees from development, many urban forest advocates have spent years asking for an update to rules for removing and replacing trees in Seattle. On Tuesday, those rules were finally updated.
Love and self-discovery etched with pain, the journey of Seattle's youth poet laureate
Soundside is teaming up with youth-produced RadioActive to revisit some of the young people featured on the youth-produced show in a segment called "RadioActive Rewind." In this episode, producers tracked down Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Sah Pham, who is celebrating the release of her first book of poetry, "LOVELIKE."
For Yakama Nation, green energy projects echo colonization
Amazon employees prepare to walk out... if they can get enough people
On Monday, a group of Amazon workers at the company’s Seattle headquarters announced they would be walking off the job. In messages and emails sent to fellow employees, the group said they would be walking out on May 31, one week after the company’s annual shareholder meeting.
Why eastern Oregon is feeling Idaho-curious
The vote is still being tallied. But it appears another Oregon county is Idaho-curious.
Bellevue's safe parking challenges highlight its homelessness crisis
With CEO's resignation, what's next for the King County Regional Homelessness Authority?
When King County’s Regional Homelessness Authority launched in 2019, the vision was for a streamlined response to homelessness across King County. But the last few years have been bumpy for the agency.