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Posted on November 28th, 2013 by jakewhittenberg  |  Comments Off on Online love growing in unusual ways

Online love growing in unusual ways

Sometimes you meet people that inspire stories that you never saw coming! When I heard about Al and Alice meeting online…at age 80!…. I knew there needed to be a story. We were able to piece-meal this together over the course of four shifts. (a little here a little there). …its proof you can be […]

Posted on November 4th, 2013 by jakewhittenberg  |  Comments Off on Senator Ed Murray opens up in our pre-election interview

Senator Ed Murray opens up in our pre-election interview

Note from Jake: I had a chance to sit down with State Senator Ed Murrary and his partner Michael at their home. We also profiled Mayor Mike Mcginn for our profile peices. See @TeresaYuan for that. With state Senator Ed Murray showing a commanding lead in the race for Seattle’s next mayor, the 58 year […]

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by jakewhittenberg  |  Comments Off on New cycle tracks are confusing drivers, cyclists and reporters

New cycle tracks are confusing drivers, cyclists and reporters

Story here Construction of a new, separated bike lane in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is confusing some drivers. The 1/3-mile cycle track from E. Denny Way to E. Union Street includes bike lanes that are painted green and a concrete barrier to separate drivers from cyclists. Several “no parking” signs are posted, but that’s not […]

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by jakewhittenberg  |  Comments Off on What if ‘the big one’ hits Seattle?

What if ‘the big one’ hits Seattle?

The Cascadia Subduction Zone located off the Pacific coast has long been identified as the biggest earthquake threat in Western Washington. Now a new report gives new insight into the impacts if it ruptures causing a massive 9.0 earthquake that could shake the Seattle area for more than 6 minutes. The fault line is 700 […]

Posted on October 16th, 2013 by jakewhittenberg  |  Comments Off on Paid, paid vacation!? Employers are getting creative to keep workers

Paid, paid vacation!? Employers are getting creative to keep workers

I don’t have to point out to you how competitive the Seattle job market is becoming. With Google, Facebook, Amazon and the like growing rapidly, smaller companies must get creative to retain their workers. At Moz in Seattle, CEO Rand Fishkin is trying to create a happy healthy environment for his 130 employees. So far, […]

Posted on September 10th, 2013 by jakewhittenberg  |  Comments Off on Fly fishing in a 42 Long

Fly fishing in a 42 Long

We had a lot of fun with this story. It’s a serious issue; many in the boating community fear that a little known state tax is scaring away large yachts from staying in Seattle and spending money. Story is here But we also hitched a ride with organizers of the Seattle Boat Show for a […]

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by jakewhittenberg  |  Comments Off on Seattle considers new ‘cycletracks’ through downtown

Seattle considers new ‘cycletracks’ through downtown

The city of Seattle is trying to expand its bike paths and now its updating its new master plan to include ‘cycletracks’ through downtown. A ‘cycletrack’ is a bike path that’s separated by a cement barrier. To help explain what a cyclist goes through on a morning commute, we brought the GoPro camera along! Story […]

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by jakewhittenberg  |  Comments Off on Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon resigns

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon resigns

Since announcing his resignation on February 21st, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon was mostly hidden from view. But this week, Reardon agreed to a 15 minute interview with me in his office at 2pm sharp. We were told that if we showed up at 2:02, the ‘door was shutting’. We were early, and after the […]

Posted on April 17th, 2013 by jakewhittenberg  |  Comments Off on Honored to be Emmy nominated!

Honored to be Emmy nominated!

KING 5 was by far the most nominated again this year for the the Northwest Emmy Awards. I was honored to pick up two nominations! Our story on a veteran using oxygen therapy to heal PTSD/TBI got a nod in the health category, and im also up for the Reporter emmy. With so much competition […]

Posted on March 20th, 2013 by jakewhittenberg  |  Comments Off on Congrats to KING 5 Photojournalists!

Congrats to KING 5 Photojournalists!

Congrats to our awesome KING 5 Photojournalists! 2012 National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) West Regional Top Station of the Year! Full results here Here is the email sent to staff from photog chief Scott Jensen. “Please congratulate our photojournalists for an exceptional finish to the 2012 TV Quarterly Clip Contest. Going into the 4th quarter […]