Noel is a producer for KUOW’s midday show Soundside.
Prior to joining Soundside, Noel worked as an online editor/producer with KUOW’s web team. She’s also a proud graduate of KUOW’s RadioActive program.
Noel is an alumna of Emerson College and has interned at NPR member stations WBUR in Boston, and WAMU in Washington DC. Originally from Lake Stevens, Washington, Noel is elated to be back in the Pacific Northwest and covering the people and places that make up the state she calls home. Noel has reported on labor and education.
When she’s not working, Noel enjoys perusing Seattle’s used bookstores, discussing the lasting legacy of Selena Quintanilla’s music with anyone who will listen, and spending way too much time fixing up her island on Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Hispanic Journalists, AIR
Seattle, meet your new Chief of Police. Well, new-ish.
KUOW's Joshua McNichols joins Soundside to talk about the effect remote work is having on the Pacific Northwest video game industry.
Before taking the top job at SDOT, Greg Spotts was in Los Angeles, leading the city of L.A.'s street services bureau. Soundside host Libby Denkmann spoke to Spotts about some of his priorities for the department in his first year on the job, Vision Zero, and creating a more climate-resilient transportation infrastructure.
Author and historian Megan Asaka tells the story of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and indigenous laborers in her book Seattle from the Margins: Exclusion, Erasure, and the Making of a Pacific Coast City.
There are probably some stories, or people, that you think you know ALL about. Writer, cultural critic, and podcast host Sarah Marshall wants you to know — you're wrong.
For 50 years, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute has played a vital role in fostering the talent of African American artists and performers here in Seattle. Visitors to the Central-District based arts center - many of whom live in the neighborhood - might stroll over to watch the teen summer musical, take a dance class, or tour an art exhibit. KUOW arts and culture reporter Mike Davis sat down with some of the key members behind the organization.
One of our primary missions for Soundside is to make sure you're not just hearing US when you listen. You're hearing yourself, too. YOUR questions, YOUR thoughts - because you're our neighbors, you're the folks we make this for. This time, we're discussing the feedback you gave us two stories we did about potential changes to Seattle's voting system.
Back to school means the return of a lot of kids' favorite part of the day: lunchtime. And in the Yakima Valley, there's one lunchtime staple that reigns supreme: the cheese zombie. If you grew up on the west side of the state, you've probably never heard of this doughy delight.
Climate scientists say it’s now or never for governments to reassess their energy policies, before it’s too late to make a difference. The US is looking at doing just that. Earlier this month, congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes almost $370 billion dollars in climate provisions that could change how we get our energy. But will those investments bring us any closer to addressing climate change in an impactful way?
For many, summer road trips are a rite of passage — and a chance to visit weird roadside attractions and eat a lot of fast food. But for a few Snohomish residents, their road trip came with a mission.