City Inside/Out

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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 Seattle: Holiday Outlook?
City Inside/Out: Downtown Seattle: Holiday Outlook?

As we enter the 2022 holiday season, Seattle is hoping for some post-pandemic cheer. Businesses are cautiously optimistic, but the downtown core, home to more than half the city’s jobs, has an office vacancy problem, tech layoffs, and ongoing concerns about homelessness and public safety. We take the pulse of the local economy.


Robert Nellams, Director, Seattle Center

Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association

Tracey Wickersham, Senior Director of Cultural Tourism, Visit Seattle

Craig Coogan, Interim Executive Director, Seattle Men’s Chorus

Maria Coassin, Founder & Owner, Gelatiamo

Andrew J. Lewis, Seattle City Council