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Paris Jackson

Host, Crosscut Now

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Paris Jackson is the new host of Crosscut Now. She's an award-winning journalist with experience telling compelling stories, from high-profile court cases to the transportation beat, in markets in Oregon, Alabama, and Washington. Before joining Crosscut, she was an anchor/reporter for KOMO-TV in Seattle; a graduate of Washington State University; and a past president of the Seattle Association of Black Journalists.

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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