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I’ve worked my entire TV career in Seattle area. Before joining Q13 full-time as a Political Analyst, I spent nine years as the Public Affairs Host for the Seattle Channel. Prior to that, I hosted a show on PBS-affiliate KBTC/TV. I’ve been honored to have won four Emmy Awards (NW Region).


Recent Articles
  • PREVIEW: Inslee and Bryant face off tonight in final 2016 gubernatorial debate — watch live

    PASCO, Wash. — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant are priming for their third debate. The debate is Wednesday evening at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Watch the debate, moderated by Q13 News political expert C.R. Douglas, at 8 p.m. on JOEtv (cable 22/ch. 10) and streaming live on Q13FOX.com and our Facebook page. In earlier debates, Bryant has criticized Inslee, saying he had mismanaged state departments. He also contends Inslee has failed to come up with a plan […]

  • Mayor calls meeting with Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin on police ‘very constructive’

    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray recently sat down with Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin to discuss the controversial topic of police accountability. “It was very constructive,”  Murray said Monday about the sit-down requested by Baldwin. In the aftermath of several police shootings across the country, the star football player has been outspoken that departments, including the SPD, need to end their militarized culture.  He wanted to hear directly from Murray about what he is doing to change things in […]

  • WA Lieutenant Governor Debate: McClendon vs. Habib

    For the first time in 20 years, there is an open seat for Washington Lieutenant Governor. On the ballot this year are the top two finishers from the August Primary.

  • Patrick Kennedy opens up about mental illness and addiction

    SEATTLE — Since retiring from Congress, Patrick Kennedy has made it his life’s mission to remove the stigma of mental illness and addiction.  He has struggled for years with both, as have many members of his family. “I’m not only a policymaker on mental health, but I’m also a patient,” said Kennedy, who was in Seattle on Thursday to give a speech to the Washington State Hospital Association.  He sat down for an exclusive interview with Q13 News. A big […]

  • The Minimum Wage Debate: Should WA voters pass a $13.50 rate?

    Initiative 1433 would hike Washington's minimum wage to $13.50 an hour by 2020. The current rate is $9.47. It would also provide up to 7 days of paid sick leave for employees.

  • Initiative 1433 Debate: Ballot measure would raise minimum wage statewide, provide paid sick leave

    SEATTLE — On the  November ballot is a big statewide measure to hike the minimum wage across Washington by $4 an hour.  It would rise to $13.50 by 2020.   The measure would also give employees up to 7 days of  paid sick leave a year. Many businesses worry about the added costs and mandates, but a lot of workers say higher pay and benefits are long overdue. “There’s not a single community in Washington today where you can afford to […]

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    Newly released ex-con ‘Barefoot Bandit’ gets job with a surprising employer

    SEATTLE — Colton Harris-Moore, better known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” has just been released from jail, and is now living in a halfway house in Seattle.  He is on work-release and is about to start a job with a surprising employer — his attorney. “He’s an extraordinary person,” said lawyer John Henry Browne of his new hire.  Browne says that Harris-Moore will be doing low-level clerical work. “The Bar Association, as usual, is probably not going to like what I’m […]

  • WA Secretary of State race:  Wyman vs. Podlodowski

    On the ballot, this November is a heated race for Washington Secretary of State. The position serves as the state’s chief elections officer.

  • $54 billion light rail plan gains support on the Eastside

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — The $54 billion plan to expand light rail in the region is gaining more support. Three major Eastside cities are now on board with light rail expansion – Redmond, Issaquah and Bellevue.  Those councils have voted to support the plan, even though the full build-out will take nearly three decades. “This area is going to have a million more people by that time,” said Bellevue Mayor John Stokes.  “We’re not going to be able to build a […]

  • Initiative 1464 seeks to finance political campaigns through “Democracy Credits”

    SEATTLE — Seattle’s first-of-its-kind plan to publicly finance campaigns may go statewide if voters approve a new ballot measure this fall. Initiative 1464 would create “democracy credits”.  They are similar to the “democracy vouchers” Seattleites approved last year, where each city voter gets four $25 vouchers they can give to candidates in local elections. Here are the main elements of I-1464: Voters would get three $50 “democracy credits” for state races Candidates would have to limit the size of donations […]