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About City Inside/Out

Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Seattle’s Journalism Future
City Inside/Out: Seattle’s Journalism Future

How do you get your news, if at all? And how do you know it's not fake? Newsrooms are shrinking across the country, and the number of full-time paid journalists in Seattle has been cut in half over the past 15 years. Still, local reporters and newsrooms are finding ways to innovate and attract new funding and bigger audiences. What's working, and should the free press be free?


Lisa Blegen, Managing Editor & Acting News Director, KIRO 7 News

Sharon Chan, VP-Innovation, Product & Development, The Seattle Times

Florangela Davila, Managing Editor,

Erin Hennessey, News Director, KNKX Public Radio

Erica C. Barnett, Founder & Editor, The C is for Crank

Joel Connelly, Columnist & Blogger,

Matthew Powers, UW Dept. of Communication