Austin Jenkins

Olympia Correspondent

Since January 2004, Austin Jenkins has been the Olympia–based political reporter for the Northwest News Network. In that position, Austin covers Northwest politics and public policy as well as the Washington State legislature. He regularly files stories for NPR News. You can also see Austin on television as host of TVW's (the C–SPAN of Washington State) weekly public affairs program "Inside Olympia."

Prior to joining the Northwest News Network, Austin was a freelance general assignment reporter at KING–TV, the NBC affiliate in Seattle. He also worked as a freelance education reporter for KPLU–FM, the Tacoma–based NPR station. Austin spent 2001 in Washington, D.C. as a Knight Foundation/American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. Austin has also worked as a television reporter in Portland, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; Casper, Wyoming; and Bozeman, Montana.

Austin is a graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle and has a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. Over the years Austin has won numerous professional awards for his reporting. He lives in Olympia with his wife Jennifer Huntley and their two children.

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Recent Articles

NRA Says It's 'Very Committed' To Defeating I-594

Sept. 30, 2014 3:15 p.m.


Washington Ballot Measure Targets Online Gun Sales

Sept. 29, 2014 8:22 p.m.


Leader Of West Coast Trafficking Ring Gets 27-Year Sentence

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Political Action Committees Pack A Punch In Washington Campaigns

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California Climate Activist Dumps $1M Into Washington State

Sept. 23, 2014 7:26 a.m.


Lawsuit, Legal Claims Ongoing At Oso Six-Month Anniversary

Sept. 22, 2014 3:47 p.m.


Wealthy Individuals Bankroll Washington Campaigns

Sept. 22, 2014 9:31 a.m.


Fundraisers Galore As Washington Campaigns Kick Into High Gear

Sept. 22, 2014 8:12 a.m.


Washington State Employees Negotiate First Pay Raises In 6 Years

Sept. 18, 2014 5:05 p.m.


PACs Face Quirk In Washington Law Before They Can Spend Money

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Washington Lt. Governor Agrees To $15K Ethics Fine

Sept. 12, 2014 3:24 p.m.


Washington Supreme Court Finds State In Contempt

Sept. 11, 2014 10:22 a.m.


Washington Regulators Shut Down Party Bus Company

Sept. 10, 2014 3:06 p.m.


Washington Supreme Court Weighs New Trial For Accomplice In Lakewood Police Shootings

Sept. 09, 2014 5:14 p.m.


Washington Supreme Court Grants 120-Day Stay In Psychiatric Boarding Ruling

Sept. 05, 2014 4:20 p.m.


Inslee Scolds Legislature On School Funding, But Cautions Court On Sanctions

Sept. 04, 2014 4 p.m.


Washington Justices Weigh Contempt, Sanctions Against State

Sept. 03, 2014 4:58 p.m.


Washington Welfare Cards Used At Two Pot Stores In July

Sept. 03, 2014 3:21 p.m.

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