Program Producer, RadioActive
About Jenny Asarnow:
Jenny Asarnow manages RadioActive, KUOW's youth media program, and edits the RadioActive podcast.
Jenny is excited to be back at KUOW after a short hiatus. In 2011, she left to pursue a fellowship with the International Reporting Project in Haiti, where she documented the challenges foreign midwives face in trying to reduce Haiti's high maternal death rate.
In 2008, Jenny was recognized as one of public radio's "brightest makers" by Maker's Quest 2.0 (MQ2), an initiative of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). As part of MQ2's pilot season, she created "The Corner: 23rd and Union," a hyper–local interactive storytelling project about race and class in Seattle's Central District, where she lives. The Northwest African American Museum held a solo exhibit of "The Corner" in 2011, and the project has informed AIR's major new CPB–backed initiative, Localore.
During her time at KUOW, Jenny has worked on every program in the newsroom. You may have heard her hosting Speaker's Forum or in the credits of "The Conversation" or "Weekday." She even worked a stint once as KUOW's receptionist. She came to KUOW as an intern on "The Conversation" in 2004 and joined the staff in 2006.
Jenny first learned to create radio as a student at youth–run Brown Student Radio in Providence, Rhode Island. She's thrilled to be able to foster an environment for youth to get to experience what she fell in love with — the transformative power of telling stories about ourselves and the world around us.