About WMW: The history, the hosts and the success

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WMW About Us

Washington’s Most Wanted began airing in July 2008 as a weekly segment during Q13 FOX News at 9 and 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Recognizing the need to catch fugitives and to make the community safer, the segment expanded into a half-hour show on Nov. 14, 2008.

FOX television stations throughout Washington state began airing WMW in February 2009. WMW has become a state-wide crime fighting program, helping catch fugitives in Spokane (KAYU), Yakima (KCYU) and the Tri-Cities (KFFX) areas.

Through partnerships with Crime Stoppers and local law enforcement, WMW is leading the way in fighting crimes in your neighborhood.

You can watch WMW on Q13 FOX on Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30.

David Rose

David-WMWAs the Executive Producer and host of Washington’s Most Wanted, I have a passion for giving a voice to victims. I launched the half-hour weekly show in November 2008 in partnership with more than 60 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as area Crime Stoppers programs.  To date, I’ve helped police capture almost 700 fugitives.  I also appeared as a correspondent on America’s Most Wanted with John Walsh in May 2011 to ask for the public’s help in finding a child rapist from Pierce County who had been on the run for a decade.  The segment led to the fugitive’s capture in St. Louis – and a long-term prison sentence.  In addition to Washington’s Most Wanted, you can also find me at the Q13 FOX News anchor desk at 9 and 10 p.m.

Parella Lewisparella

As a former police officer, it is an honor to work with law enforcement again. I have the rare privilege of also working with families and friends who are victims of homicide and other violent crimes – being able to be an extension of their voice is what propels my desire to cover cold cases and murder mysteries.

I also believe that educating the community on the day-to-day operations of a police force is important and while I am no longer an undercover officer, I still get to chase bad guys – it’s something that never gets old to me and when we catch one, I get a rush of excitement.

To know that we are working to make our community safer is what gives my job meaning. I see the positive effects of our show every single day, and that is why I do what I do.

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