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Headliners Gala

Headliners Gala Information & Tickets

The Headliners Gala is a celebration of the best of Northwest’s community and culture and a benefit to support KCTS 9, Seattle’s PBS station. This year’s gala will feature a culinary tour of the region, curated by some of the premier chefs and restaurateurs in Washington state. We will hear from keynote speaker, Michael Barbaro, host of the New York Times' wildly popular podcast, The Daily. The evening will also include a one-of-a-kind Northwest-themed auction, plus live local music and more! Join us for a night of entertainment and an exciting way to support the critical role that public media plays in the health and vibrancy of our region.

Tickets on-sale January 18 at 12:00 PM (PT)

Date & Time: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 6:30 - 9:30 PM (PT)
Location: Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 7th Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

About Michael Barbaro

Michael Barbaro hosts The Daily, a five-day-a-week audio podcast from The New York Times. In its first year, the show built an audience of over one million listeners a day. Launching at the dawn of the Trump Presidency, it was Apple Podcast’s most-downloaded new show of 2017. Barbaro’s The Daily also won a DuPont-Columbia University Award for audio excellence and been named a top podcast of the year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Esquire, Adweek, The New Yorker, and New York Magazine.

On stage, Barbaro frames his discussions in much the same way he describes his show: The moment demands an explanation—The Daily is on a mission to find it. Michael discusses the creation of The Daily and his journey, as well as his view on the state of journalism today, including the impact of cable versus the rising popularity of podcast audio.

Thank you to our outstanding corporate sponsors for ensuring public media has a home in our community.

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