About the Cascade PBS newsroom

The Cascade PBS newsroom believes that an informed public is essential to solving the challenges of our time. As the Pacific Northwest’s independent, reader-supported, nonprofit news site, Cascade PBS strives to provide readers with the facts and analysis they need to intelligently participate in civic discourse, and to create a more just, equitable and sustainable society. 


The Cascade PBS newsroom is formerly known as Crosscut. Crosscut has proudly served the Cascade region since 2007.

Our Staff

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Production Manager
Amanda Snyder
Staff Photographer
Andy Motz
Video Editor
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Investigative Reporter
Brangien Davis
Arts & Culture Editor
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Bryce Adolphson
David Quantic
Video Editor
Farah Eltohamy
Investigative Reporter
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Copy Chief
Genna Martin
Associate Photo Editor
Jacob Jones
Investigations Editor
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Emerging Journalist News Fellow
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Investigative multimedia journalist
Joseph O'Sullivan
Staff Reporter
Josh Cohen
Staff Reporter
Knute Berger
Lizz Giordano
Investigative Reporter
M. David Lee III
Executive Editor
Madeline Happold
Digital Content Manager
Mai Hoang
Staff Reporter
Maleeha Syed
Podcast producer
Michael McClinton
Senior Video Producer
Nimra Ahmad
On-Call Engagement Producer
Paris Jackson
Crosscut Anchor
Rachel Belle
Ryan Famuliner
Director of Digital News
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Senior Podcast Producer
Sarah Hoffman
Senior Video Producer
Sarah Menzies
Director of Original Productions
Shannen Ortale
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Senior Video Producer
Venice Buhain
Associate News Editor

Submit a story

We welcome news and feature stories and opinion columns on a range of topics regarding Seattle, Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. We prize writing that informs and illuminates the people and problems facing our region in a clear and original way, and that highlights potential solutions.

Learn how to pitch news stories and features herePlease do not use this form to submit press releases. Send those to editor@crosscut.com.

For all other inquiries, email editor@crosscut.com.

If you have an idea, tip or question you’d like us to report on, contact us through the form below. If you would like to leave a news tip for our editors, you can call our tip-line at 206-443-6704.

Editorial Independence and Donor Transparency

We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News:

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with not-for-profit public media membership standards. Donors and members subscribe to Cascade Public Media’s belief that promoting greater civic engagement and informed discourse is a direct route to a better and more productive Pacific Northwest. They play no role in guiding the journalism produced by Cascade PBS's independent newsroom.

Job Openings

To learn about current job openings and internships at Crosscut, visit our Jobs page.