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Phyllis Fletcher

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  • Bureau Chief
  • Role: National Program Staff

Recent Pieces from Phyllis Fletcher

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Class of 2006: Part 3 (04:00)
From: KUOW

How a student who nearly didn't make it out of 10th grade, graduates from high school.
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Class of 2006: Part 2 (03:38)
From: KUOW

How a student overcame poor grades to head off to high school.
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Class of 2006: Part 1 (04:00)
From: KUOW

The graduation story of student Moriah Williams.
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Public Radio Fans (:52)
From: KUOW

An audio tour of a listener going through KUOW
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Pizza Cook Testimonial (:57)
From: KUOW

A testimonial from a local pizza cook
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Interview with a Publicist (01:54)
From: KUOW

A interview with a media publicist
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A Kid Named Henry (01:30)
From: KUOW

A testimonial
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Game Show (01:32)
From: KUOW

Name that personality
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Cab Drivers (:50)
From: KUOW

Cab Driver Testimonial
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Bedtime Listening (:51)
From: KUOW

A listener testimonial about why she listens

About Me

My reporters have won dozens of awards for enterprise reporting, investigations and powerful storytelling. I produced my first radio story about racism that happens on the phone.

My Groups: KUOW, Cactus Coalition, and Northwest News Network (N3)
Favorite Shows: Too Beautiful To Live, Little Red Bandwagon, The Howard Stern Show, Manor Of Speaking
Influences: Jen Andrews, Robin Quivers

Availability

Phyllis is currently unavailable for new projects.

Skills

  • Producing: News
  • Field Recording
  • Hosting News Programs
  • Voice Talent
  • Editing
  • Social Networking Knowledge
  • Music Consulting
  • Reporting
  • Hosting Music Programs
  • Station-Based Fundraising Production
  • News Consulting
  • Writing
  • Podcast Production: Moderate to High
  • HTML: Moderate to High

Available For

  • Commentary
  • Consulting
  • Mentoring

Equipment

  • Hard Disc/Flash Recorder
  • Specialized Mics
  • Adobe Audition

Languages I Speak

  • English

Work Experience

Bureau Chief at NPR,  September 2017 - Present
Edit pieces you'll hear on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Managing Editor at Northwest News Network,  August 2014 - September 2017
Managed a collaborative regional news service for stations in Idaho, Oregon & Washington.

Editor at KUOW,  January 2012 - August 2014
Edited Seattle reporters who covered justice, government and investigations.

Reporting fellow at NPR,  September 2006 - November 2006
Two-month reporting fellowship on NPR's national desk.

Reporter at KUOW,  March 2005 - January 2012
Won several first-place awards as an education and general assignment reporter.

Reporter and host at KUOW,  July 2004 - March 2005
Weekend host/newscaster and general assignment reporter.

Previously Aired On

Infinite Guest, Too Beautiful To Live, Little Red Bandwagon, National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Studio 360, The Takeaway, Transom.org, Re:Sound, KUOW, KPLU, KLCC, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KCTS, The Seattle Channel, Northwest News

Education

University of Washington, Master of Communication, 2011

Columbia College, Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts, 1994

Awards

  • Sigma Delta Chi Award, Breaking News, Radio Network/Large Market, 2016
  • Gracie Award, Outstanding Crisis Coverage, 2016
  • First Place, Spot News Report - Radio, Idaho Press Club, 2016
  • First Place, Serious Feature Report - Radio, Idaho Press Club, 2016
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence in Journalism, Spot News Visuals, 2016
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence in Journalism, Spot News, 2016
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence in Journalism, General News, 2016
  • First Place, PRNDI Spot News Div A, 2016
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence In Journalism, 2015
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence In Journalism, 2015
  • First Place, Idaho Press Club, General News Report - Radio, 2015
  • Korva Coleman Audio Award, 2015
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence In Journalism, 2015
  • Region I Edward R. Murrow Award, RTDNA, 2014
  • National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence, 2014
  • UNITY Award, Large Station Radio, RTDNA & UNITY Journalists, 2014
  • Friend of Scholastic Journalism, Journalism Education Association, 2013
  • First Prize, Beat Reporting for Broadcast, Education Writers Association, 2012
  • Gracie Award, Outstanding Profile or Biography, 2012
  • UNITY Award, Network Radio, RTDNA & UNITY Journalists, 2012
  • National Edward R. Murrow Award, 2012
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence in Journalism, Nationally Edited Story category, 2008
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence in Journalism, Nationally Edited Story category, 2007
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence in Journalism, Feature News, 2007
  • National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence, Radio commentary, 2006
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence in Journalism, Nationally Edited Story, 2005
  • First Place, Northwest Excellence in Journalism, Spot News, 2005

Additional Information

Affiliations:  Seattle Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, RTDNA, SPJ, and Education Writers Association
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