Council ConversationsFace to face with City Council members
About Council Conversations
Join host Josephine Cheng to learn more about the Seattle City Council members. Find out why they got into politics, what drives their decisions and why they love the Emerald City. Tune in each month to hear more from one Council member as Cheng dives into their history as politicians in a different spot around town - a spot that means something to each lawmaker.
Host Josephine Cheng has been a Seattle television reporter, host, and producer for more than 20 years. She started at KOMO as a daily news reporter, interviewing presidents, governors, mayors and everyday folks. Then as feature reporter for KING’s Evening Magazine, she travelled the world, bringing home stories from China, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico, and Hollywood. At KCTS/PBS, she hosted the financial show, About The Money, produced The Golden Apple Awards spotlighting outstanding teachers, and produced award-winning arts documentaries. Josephine’s work has been recognized throughout her career: she has won 14 Regional Emmys, as well as several national awards from the American Federation of Women in Television, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Asian American Journalists Association.
This month, Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson marked his first 100 days in office. The fifth-generation Seattleite, father, urban planner and longtime transportation advocate, discusses his path to politics, his focus on creating a family-friendly city and his top priorities, including education and affordable housing. Johnson, who represents Northeast Seattle in District 4, joins host Josephine Cheng from his district office in the University District.