Charlie Harger

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Charlie Harger is the News Director my and KIRO Newsradio. Charlie has been heard on Seattle news radio stations for more than two decades. He grew up in the Seattle area and says he has listened to the news on KIRO since elementary school. Over his career, he’s interviewed a wide range of people: everyone from President Barack Obama to Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to serial killer Gary Ridgway. His wide range of reports have made national headlines and netted four prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards. He’s also the recipient of several Associated Press Television Radio Association (APTRA) Awards, including “radio reporter of the year” in 2014 for APTRA’s coverage area, which includes the 13 western states of the U.S. For more than 20 years, he worked as a part-time radio and podcasting instructor at Green River College’s prestigious broadcast journalism program. Charlie lives in Auburn with his beautiful wife, two wonderful kids, a Great Dane, and two yappy wiener dogs. Find Charlie on Twitter: @KIROCharlie

Nationwide fake jewelry scam affects local residents

Police around the country are warning about a scam where people are selling counterfeit jewelry in parking lots, a crime spree that is occurring locally.
21 days ago

Video shows gunfire erupting near a kids baseball game in Auburn

Shots fired near a youth baseball game in Auburn Sunday evening caused panic among players and families and it was captured on video.
23 days ago

39-year-old man convicted of groping teen on flight from Dubai to Seattle

A Seattle federal court jury has convicted a 39-year-old citizen of India for abusive sexual contact with a minor on a flight.
29 days ago

Harger: White House Press’ ‘Nerd Prom’ is a bad look

This dinner -- affectionately nicknamed "Nerd Prom" -- is a terrible idea and does a disservice to those of us working in local newsrooms.
2 months ago

Seattle City Council debates concluded Tuesday night with District Five

KIRO Newsradio 97.3FM will air four Seattle City Council debates between Oct. 3 and Oct. 17. The events will also be streamed live on  
8 months ago

Why Wash. pot users should pay attention to the Hunter Biden case

Attorneys warn marijuana users in Washington might be breaking the same law Hunter Biden is accused of breaking involving gun ownership.
9 months ago

Seattle concrete workers threaten to strike

A year after a Seattle-area concrete worker's strike ended, another group of concrete workers threatens to hit the picket lines.
1 year ago

King County tech worker arrested for ‘Office Space’-inspired felony theft

Former Zulily employee Ernie Castro has been charged with stealing more than $300,000 from the company in a scheme straight out of the film “Office Space.”
1 year ago

58-year-old baseball umpire charged with sexual abuse of a minor turns himself in

Casey McNerthney with the prosecutor's office said investigators believe Wearmouth "groomed" the girl for a period of time on social media.
2 years ago

Investigators suspect the fatal Boeing 737 airplane crash in China was intentional

The Wall Street Journal reported investigators believe someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed the China Eastern Airlines jet.
2 years ago

Meteorologists watching for signs of a white Christmas across Puget Sound region

Wet snow is falling throughout Western Washington, but forecasters don't think it will stick in the Seattle area.
3 years ago

‘Bellwether bond’ down over COVID-variant concerns, ‘sending strong signal,’ says local analyst

Analyst Mike Alfstad of Seattle's Alfstad Capital clarifies how the newly identified COVID variant has affected the 10-Year Treasury yield.
3 years ago

Seattle ‘screwed this up,’ bereaved family prepares lawsuit involving delayed police response

The family of Will Yurek is preparing to file a claim against the City of Seattle in a case involving a delayed police response.
3 years ago