Assistant News Director
Jason Pagano is KUOW's Assistant News Director. He previously worked as a producer on many of KUOW's local shows, including The Conversation, Weekday, The Record, Morning Edition and Week in Review. In 2020, he helped launch KUOW’s daily news podcast, Seattle Now.
Washington ferries still floating back to pre-pandemic service levels
Washington state's ferry system now has four of its eight routes back to pre-pandemic service levels. But the state's only international route, Anacortes to Sidney, B.C., won't be back until 2030 at the earliest.
Why eastern states are getting all of our Northwest weather right now
National Weather Service forecaster Dustin Guy says the current weather trend could be one of the longer dry stretches Washington has seen in a November.
Late voters find long lines in Seattle and Bellevue
Down to the wire
We're about to throw open the gates for anyone over 16 to get vaccinated. And just in time, because young people are driving infections and the Governor might start rolling back the reopening as soon as today. We’ll get a pandemic reality check from UW epidemiologist Judith Malmgren.
Seattle Now: Hit the panic button?
Western Washington had the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and this weekend, the first reported deaths in the U.S. So what's a reasonable Seattleite supposed to do as more cases are expected? Guest: Dr. Clyde Crumpacker, infectious disease specialist and professor at Harvard Medical School
We interrupt this mild Puget Sound winter for some cold weather ... and snow?
Washington State climatologist Nick Bond tells KUOW’s Patricia Murphy that the warm, wet winter predicted for the region could see an interruption.
Friday Politics: Amazon's election money
Amazon is playing a bigger role than ever in Seattle politics. How will it impact next week's election? KUOW's Angela King talks with political analysts Joni Balter and C.R. Douglas.
Rainy weekend ahead for Puget Sound region
Fall officially starts Monday, but the weather is here already. KUOW's Angela King talks with KOMO's Scott Sistek to get all the details on this weekend's weather forecast.
Fear and action: Jay Inslee says we need healthy doses of both on climate change
Washington Governor Jay Inslee talks about why his climate change message didn't break through in the presidential race, whether he'll endorse a candidate, and why the world's youth hold the key to stopping a climate catastrophe.
Friday the 13th: Autumn comes knocking