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Starla Sampaco

Starla SampacoCrosscut Anchor

Starla Sampaco anchors daily news segments on KCTS 9 as the host of Crosscut Now.  She also hosts Inside the Newsroom, Crosscut’s live event series that offers added detail on breaking news and important perspectives on our ever-changing cultural landscape. Previously, Starla worked as a legislative reporter for TVW and later as a technology reporter for GeekWire. Outside of Cascade Public Media, Starla founded Career Survival Guide, a company that helps early-career women and professionals of color advocate for themselves at work. She created Career Survival Guide after noticing a serious problem throughout her career: Women and POC face unique barriers to professional success, and many of us feel unprepared to navigate these barriers upon joining the workforce. Find her on LinkedIn and reach her at

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