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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: Downtown Disorder
City Inside/Out: Downtown Disorder

POLL: Are Seattle city leaders taking the right steps to make downtown safe?

On Jan. 22, 2020, gun violence rocked downtown Seattle killing a bystander, injuring 7 others, and leaving the community shaken and demanding solutions. Is a beefed-up police presence the right answer? Downtown residents and businesses say this is a wake-up call for city leaders to provide a plan. And some activists argue there needs to be more investment in at-risk youth to really make a difference.


Don Blakeney, VP, Advocacy & Economic Development, Downtown Seattle Association

Lisa Daugaard, Director, Public Defender Association

Pete Holmes, Seattle City Attorney

Willard Jimerson Jr., Executive Director, United Better Thinking

Sabrina Villanueva, Director of Property Management, Clise Properties