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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 Crisis Response
City Inside/Out: Seattle's Crisis Response

Seattle is trying to improve public safety by changing its approach, in the aftermath of calls for police reform and racial justice. From moving its 911 call center to a new department to creating new behavioral health teams, the city is investing in community-centered solutions in its crisis response. Staffing shortages and a social services system that's overwhelmed are making the new effort challenging.


Mark Baird, Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Police Dept. 

Brandie Flood, Director of Community Justice, REACH

Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Seattle City Council

Chris Lombard, Interim Director, Community Safety & Communications Center 

Daniel Malone, Executive Director, Downtown Emergency Service Center