Ashley Gross

Journalist (Washington)
KPLU's (WA) business and labor reporter, covering everything from and Boeing to garbage strikes.

Links: @ashleykgross | Link to bio | (Current as of: June 30, 2015)

She studied history at Brown University and earned a master’s in international affairs at Columbia University. She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She lives in West Seattle with her husband and two sons.

One of Ashley’s most memorable moments in radio happened several years ago in Northwest Alaska: “I was visiting an alcohol and drug rehab program in the tiny village of Selawik. It helps Alaska Natives recover by helping them get back in touch with their subsistence lifestyle. It was spring, which meant the river was still frozen – barely. We went out on snowmachines to go ice-fishing, but late in the day, as we headed back, the river had melted to the consistency of a Slurpee. It was a harrowing ride and a good lesson in trust – I rode with my eyes closed, clinging for dear life to the woman driving. A week later, three people drowned trying to ride a snowmachine over that river, and that’s when I realized just how dangerous life in rural Alaska can be.”


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Washington State Legal Aid Lawyers Cheer Supreme Court’s Fair Housing Act Decision

Ashley Gross
KPLU News (local NPR, Puget Sound region)
June 29, 2015
The recent Supreme Court ruling on housing discrimination has Washington state legal aid lawyers cheering.

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