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Thursdays at 7pm & 10pm on TVW.

Inside Olympia

with Austin Jenkins

Providing an in-depth look at the work taking place in and around Washington state’s Capitol.

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Meet Austin Jenkins

Austin Jenkins host of Inside Olympia

Since 2008, Austin has hosted “Inside Olympia,” the state’s longest running public affairs program Known as “tough, but fair” Austin seeks to explore and make sense of the public policy debates, issues of our time and challenges facing the state.

When he’s not hosting “Inside Olympia,” Austin covers the Washington state Capitol, politics and public policy for the Northwest News Network.

Previously, Austin was a television reporter in Seattle, Portland, Boise and elsewhere. Austin is a graduate of Connecticut College and the Communication Leadership graduate program at the University of Washington.

Austin resides in Olympia with his wife Jennifer, children Jack and Sophie and dog Ginger.


Hosted by NPR’s veteran award-winning journalist, Austin Jenkins, Inside Olympia provides an in-depth look at the work taking place in and around Washington state’s Capitol. From the governor to state legislators, statewide elected officials and agency leaders, Inside Olympia brings you unedited conversations with the policy leaders making decisions about the future of Washington.


Inside Olympia premieres Thursdays at 7pm & 10pm and repeats throughout the week. Also airs on KBTC-Tacoma, KSPS-Spokane, KWSU-Pullman and KTNW-TriCities.

The show is on hiatus during July and August.

Show Staff

  • Austin Jenkins, Host
  • Mike Bay, Producer
  • Aaron Qualls, Director
  • Michael Peters, Visuals/Graphics

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