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.
Book Lust author Nancy Pearl talks with KUOW's Ross Reynolds and public radio listeners about great reads for lockdown
KUOW's Ross Reynolds takes listener calls about getting creative during the crisis.
Veterans tell us about their experiences, from a 96-year-old pilot who served in World War II, to a roundtable of veterans from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Ross Reynolds hosts a special hour of The Record, recorded live at midnight. We heard from night shift workers around the region about what happens while many of us are asleep.
Cosmically crisp, or all hype? Amazon’s funding of city council races, and media’s unequal coverage of candidates based on race. Toy worlds of climate change. And inside the president’s war on the FBI.
Primed is back for another round. Are your kids overexposed on the internet, and is it your fault? And: the myth, the horror, the spider season.
Ross Reynolds reviews the week's news, live from the Capitol Theater in Olympia! With Rachel La Corte, reporter with the Associated Press, Knute Berger, editor-at-large at Crosscut, and Angela King, KUOW's Morning Edition anchor.
The former national security advisor has written a new memoir. What’s happening closer to home in Democratic politics? And a liberal columnist goes on a pilgrimage to wrestle with his faith.
The Burke Museum of Natural History opens its new building on the University of Washington campus this weekend, showing off some of its unique treasures.
The line no one will cross with the internet’s gynecologist. A look at the District 5 and 6 city council races. An ode to the wild. And the uneven profits of college athletic programs.