Zaki Barak Hamid
Director of Community Engagement
Zaki leads the community engagement department, whose main goal to is facilitate connections between the various communities of the Puget Sound area and the content division, so that our news coverage is more holistic. Some of his favorite programs include the Community Feedback club, Meet The Newsmakers, and The Journalist Happy Hour.
A Palestinian immigrant from Jordan, Zaki's curiosity and passion for community connections have guided him throughout his career.
Languages: English, Arabic
Guest host Zaki Hamid discusses the week’s news with Seattle Times Elise Takahama, Seattle Met’s Allison Williams and KUOW’s Mike Davis.
Washington state's Covid-19 emergency order comes to an end this month. It's a signal that the state will be moving towards a business-as-usual approach to governing and managing the pandemic. But, at the same time, the pandemic isn’t over and business as usual has its own complications.
For decades, a question about the young adult classic "Go Ask Alice" haunted this writer. Who was the author behind the "Anonymous" byline on the cover of the book?
After more than a decade in Seattle, the former Seattle Civic Poet has left for New York.
A new school year at the Seattle World School in the Central District has begun. New students are filling the halls, while teachers and staff welcome them with open arms... Meanwhile, at the school's health clinic, two 'patient navigators' are helping students in a different way. Just before the new year started, producer Sarah Leibovitz headed to the school to learn more...
Guest host Zaki Hamid discusses the week’s news with Seattle Met’s Allison Williams, Seattle Times’ Jonathan Martin, and political analyst and contributing columnist Joni Balter.
Guest Host Zaki Hamid discusses the weeks news with Crosscut’s Knute Berger, Publicola’s Erica Barnett, and Seattle Times Amanda Zhou.
Guest host Zaki Hamid discusses the week’s news with Seattle Times Patrick Malone, Geekwire’s Mike Lewis, and Undivided’s Brandi Kruse.
Mickey Rowe is the author of “Fearlessly Different: An Autistic Actor's Journey to Broadway's Biggest Stage”. He sat down with KUOW's Zaki Hamid to talk about his experiences.
Mount Rainier is not usually a winter trip. It’s common for over 60 feet of snow to fall on the mountain each winter. With that snow comes the threat of avalanches, hard to predict weather patterns, and, of course, just some really cold and uncomfortable days. But not for a wolverine. They need that snowy, cold weather, as well as a place that’s not jam packed with humans. And for the first time in over a century, they’re back.