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.
What Carmen Best’s departure means to the city and community. Our weekly talk with King County Executive Dow Constantine. And a chat with City Councilmember Dan Strauss.
Things that will change, and several things that won’t. A look at how the Samish tribal government is adapting to socially distant times. And the return of no-bid contracts.
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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on the protests in Portland, federal law enforcement in U.S. cities, and the police department budget.
Can’t focus or remember much right now? You’re not alone. How our behavior has changed since March, by the numbers – and also by calls to the crisis help line. And one local artist tackles the pandemic with introspection and creation.
The autonomous protest zone is no more. But what might crisis care look like without police? And a look at how you’re experiencing Phase 2.
If you’re committed to leaving your house this holiday weekend, how can you be as safe as possible? Sound effects in the wild. And an account of disaster.
You already know the answer to that. But if you must, here's how to do it safely.
A transparent bullhorn. A rough summer. And an epidemiologist’s admonition: we’re nowhere near out of the woods yet.
What will school be like this fall? We ask a college president and two college students. Plus, the 737 MAX takes a flight. And reporting on how Gonzaga University helped protect priests accused of sexual misconduct.