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.
Ross Reynolds, Kira Jane Buxton and Karen Maeda Allman discuss their choices for summer reading and get more recommendations from KUOW listeners.
Ross Reynolds reviews the week's news with Ashley Archibald, reporter at Real Change News, Marcus Green, South King County reporter at the Seattle Times, and Knute Berger, columnist at Crosscut.
The city wants to hear from your community. A look back at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff three years later. And where’s the line between truth and belief?
Fire up your readers: we got you. What does “sanctuary jurisdiction” mean when the rubber hits the road? When science, nature, and environmental education come to inmates. And what’s killing casual dining? (Hint: probably not millennials.)
And how many of his characters – even Mango – were based on animals. We chat with the County Executive. An onstage ode to a changed Seattle. And: it’s goat transport season.
The Museum of Flight takes you (back) to the moon. It’s like a Buzzfeed quiz, but for democracy. And one strong voice in personal investing has a message for you.
Ross Reynolds reviews the week's news with Melissa Santos, reporter for Crosscut, Erica C. Barnett, writer at The C is For Crank, and Naomi Ishisaka, former editor in chief of ColorsNW Magazine.
Nobody knows your community like you do. KUOW wants to share your voice. Your story may air on All Things Considered or Morning Edition and you get a sweet T-shirt.
Marshawn Lynch was interesting to watch, on or off the football field. The former Seattle Seahawk is now on the big screen in a documentary called “Lynch: A History,” by author and University of Washington professor David Shields.
"It was really the gateway song for funerals away from ceremonies that were purely religious," says UK-based writer Emily Mackay.