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.
The Burke Natural History museum turns the museum inside out.
There’s the bunny sniff (sniffsniffsniff).
Ross Reynolds reviews the week's news with Jonathan Martin, Seattle Times Project Homeless editor, Monica Nickelsburg, civic editor at Geekwire, and Samatha Pak, senior editor at Sound Publishing.
Guilty flying. WA Democrats jump on the impeachment train. Restaurant workers are in high demand, and the Seattle Times’ chief restaurant critic signs off.
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.