About Jim Gates:
Jim recently moved to Seattle from Los Angeles to become the senior editor at KUOW. He edits feature pieces and helps guide staff reporters through their stories. Jim is also helping to develop the investigative reporting efforts of KUOW as the station moves towards more in–depth coverage of issues that affect Washington and the Puget Sound Region.
Prior to coming to KUOW, Jim worked as an editor on such national shows as "Day to Day" and "Marketplace." Jim helped develop and launch "Weekend America" where he directed the live broadcast and edited feature stories. He started his public radio career as a volunteer at NPR member station KPCC in Los Angeles. Jim kept showing up at the station and eventually they actually started paying him. Jim moved to national programming when he joined the staff of "The Savvy Traveler" as producer of the interview and listener segments. It was on "The Savvy Traveler" that Jim first began editing and reporting.
In 2007 Jim edited KUOW's Program Venture Fund series "Life on the Duwamish" that won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. He is excited to call Seattle his new home and looks forward to exploring the Pacific Northwest.