Talk Show Producer, The Conversation
About David Hyde:
Before landing in the Emerald City, David Hyde tried out several others, including New York, Tokyo and Portland, Oregon. As a student at Reed College in Portland, David discovered two loves: His love for the Pacific Northwest and for his spouse who is now a professor of oceanography at the University of Washington.
David started in radio as a college DJ. Listeners responded with enthusiasm, he says, sometimes by throwing beer bottles at the station. In New York, David worked as the managing editor and reporter for a regional newspaper. He has also freelanced as a radio correspondent for National Public Radio and Pacifica Network News, and written for publications across the political spectrum including Salon, the New York Sun and Grist.
In addition to his reporting background, David has also pursued graduate work in U.S. cultural history; and he's taught college courses in U.S. cultural history, film and history, and American popular culture.
At KUOW since 2004, David has enjoyed working with talented, fun people on "Weekday," "The Conversation," and "Speakers' Forum." David says his main goal as the producer of "The Conversation" is "to try to entice listeners to take a long lunch near a radio because they just can't miss the show."