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
What’s at the root of a growing rift between an iconic Woodinville garden shop and the downtown developer?
The situation in Woodinville has gotten messier than a vegetable garden after a bunch of rabbits moved in, and now, the city council and mayor are stepping in to try to bring both all parties back to the table.
New culverts in Washington state cost $20 million each. The DOT needs to replace 400 of them by 2030
The Washington State Department of Transportation has a lot of very expensive projects it has to manage in order to keep people moving around, and legislators recently got some pretty massive sticker shock for a different project — one that’s aimed at improving the way salmon move around.
In the spirit of thankfulness: Soundside is going to revisit some of our favorite segments from over the last year, and the hardworking producers who make Soundside will be making the picks.
Before you go through your own pantry or head to the store to pick up food to donate, Soundside called up some experts to help you make more impactful donations.
Author Stephanie Land has struggled as a single mom in college, but don't call her a 'success story'
Soundside interviews author Stephanie Land about her most recent book, "Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education."
For the last six weeks, jurors in Tacoma have listened to testimony in the trial against three Tacoma police officers charged in the death of 33 year-old Manuel Ellis. Soundside guest host Mike Davis caught up with Peter Talbot, a criminal justice reporter for The News Tribune in Tacoma about some key moments in the trial so far.
How does a community define itself? And what happens when a community's foundational story intersects with a violent piece of American history? Those are questions director Irene Lusztig takes on in her new documentary "Richland" - about the community surrounding the Hanford Nuclear site in central Washington, which produced the plutonium used in the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
Four of the seven seats on Seattle's school board are up for grabs, and only two incumbents are running for re-election, meaning the board will get at least two new members after November 7. KUOW education reporter Sami West is here to explain some of the biggest issues candidates will have to address after the election.
Washington state leads the nation in fetal alcohol research, yet families still struggle to get care
Since the late 1960s, Washington state has led the nation in fetal alcohol research. And yet today, there's only one treatment center in Washington state for kids ages 3 to 12 diagnosed with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder or prenatal substance exposure.
Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte is turning 20 this year. Soundside caught up with the Seattle man considered to be the "father" of the autumnal sensation about the rise of pumpkin spice.