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Wednesdays at 7pm & 10pm
with Mike McClanahan

This Emmy® award-winning news program provides an up-close look at how government decisions in Olympia impact your daily life.

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Meet Mike McClanahan

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Following a career in local affiliate news, Emmy® Award winning host and executive producer of The Impact Mike McClanahan has been covering the big stories in Washington state politics since 2016.


Each week, Emmy® award-winning journalist Mike McClanahan brings you the news from your Washington state Capitol. The Impact provides an up-close view of how legislative and regulatory decisions made in Olympia will affect your daily life. Join The Impact to hear first-person interviews, unfiltered and unedited, about the top issues of the week.


The Impact premieres Wednesdays at 7pm & 10pm and repeats throughout the week. Also airs on KSTW-Seattle, KBTC-Tacoma, KSPS-Spokane, KWSU-Pullman and KTNW-TriCities.

The show is on hiatus during July and August to film in-depth documentaries about statewide issues.

Show Staff

  • Mike McClanahan, Host/Producer
  • Nate Shaw, Director
  • David McGimpsey, Editor
  • Eva Kohlman, Editor
  • Michael Peters, Visuals/Graphics

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