Charlie Harger

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KIRO Newsradio News Director Charlie Harger has been heard on Seattle news radio stations for nearly 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, and two yappy wiener dogs. Find Charlie on Twitter: @KIROCharlie

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 month 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.
4 months 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.
9 months 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago