Isolde Raftery

Online Editor


Isolde Raftery is online managing editor at KUOW. She was tapped as the station's first online editor in 2013 and was promoted in 2018.

Previously, she worked for and the Columbian and Skagit Valley Herald newspapers here in Washington state. She has also written extensively for The New York Times, where she was a fellow on the Metro desk in 2010, The Chicago Tribune, and Seattle Business magazine. Born in Ireland to an Irish dad and a French mom, Isolde grew up mostly in Seattle, where she attended James A. Garfield High School. She later graduated from Barnard College in New York City and received a master's degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon.