Knute Berger

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Knute
Berger
Editor at Large

A Seattle native, Berger was editor of Seattle Weekly three times in the '90s and '00s. He is also the founding editor and publisher of Eastsideweek, one of the country's first suburban alternative weeklies and a former editor at Washington magazine. Knute's column in Seattle magazine offers a critical look at the changing face of our city and region. As editor at large, Berger contributes his insight to Seattle's politics, culture and civic issues. Berger's Mossback column and reporting is featured on crosscut.com. He also has made regular appearances on KUOW and KCTS9. He is author of Pugetopolis, which contains some of his best Seattle magazine columns and, more recently, Space Needle: Spirit of Seattle, the culmination of his work as the Space Needle's writer-in-residence.

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Seattle, Washington 1919 General Strike

Knute Berger reflects on two cataclysmic events that brought Seattle to its knees a century ago

Seattle rain and grey weather

PEMCO survey shows that only 45 percent of Western Washingtonians like our drizzle and gloom

Seattle house prices push Seattleites out to cities such as Wenatchee

Thinking of leaving our beleaguered city? Knute Berger has a few ideas on where you might want to go

Bob Woodward visits Seattle to discuss new book, Fear

Knute Berger discusses Seattle's Watergate connections, the Russia investigation and more with journalist Bob Woodward

Knute Berger takes a look back on how KeyArena got to this point

If Doug Baldwin did jump into politics at some point, he wouldn’t be the first popular Seahawks receiver to do so

Rainier Club members have long played a central role in shaping our city, Knute Berger recognizes, but so have citizen activists

Knute Berger remembers his family’s Mount Baker neighborhood from long before it was designated a historic place