Virginia Smyth

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Executive Editor

Executive editor Virginia Smyth finds herself in the minority these days—she’s among those who has spent most of her life living in the greater Seattle area. As more and more people flock to our city from all over the country, she enjoys the opportunity to introduce newcomers to the things that are special about our region.

Her career has included reporting and editing roles at weekly and daily newspapers, as well as for corporate publications. A one-time resident of the suburbs where she spent a lot of time driving, she moved to the city more than a decade ago and has become an enthusiastic proponent of walkable neighborhoods and transportation that doesn’t involve a car. When not at work, you’re likely to find her on the ski slopes in the winter, on local hiking or biking trails in the summer, or on the road exploring our region. Virginia accepts pitches for political, education, and news-related stories, health and fitness topics, regional travel and general features.


contributed articles

Interior of Salish Lodge in the Snoqualmie Falls area

A jaunt west to east along this highway packs plenty of options for a long winter weekend of luxe fun

Seattle Green Lake neighborhood Path of Lights hot-air balloons

Big balloons add to the spirit of the annual event

The hotel décor nods to a bygone era when life was simpler, more congenial and just more fun

We're raising a glass to those working to make this a better place— our 2018 Most Influential People of the Year

Soak in the rural beauty of this small island from the seat of a bike

Zillow gives us the future forecast on where Seattle's neighborhoods are heading

Scandinavian influence makes its way through this home on Lake Washington