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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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Scheduled Appearances

Headliners Gala

Beyond the Breaking News

Crosscut Festival 2023
Sat April 29, 2023 | 6:00pm

In its first year, The Daily, a five-day-a-week audio podcast from The New York Times, built an audience of more than one million listeners per day. Launched at the dawn of the Donald Trump presidency, it was Apple Podcast’s most-downloaded new show of 2017, and has continued to connect listeners to the biggest stories on the national and international stages and the reporters who know them best.

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Featuring: Michael Barbaro, Paris Jackson

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

headliners gala

Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.