Scott Leadingham

Multi-Media News Manager

Scott Leadingham is a born and raised Washingtonian. He’s a lifelong appreciator of all things outdoors, particularly hiking on mountains, biking on trails, and, for some strange reason, running long distances on trails.

He’s an alumnus of Central Washington University (go Wildcats!) and Indiana University (go Hoosiers!). He’s also an Eagle Scout, yet his knowledge of intricate knots is drastically lacking.

Growing up in North Central Washington at the foot of the great Grand Coulee Dam, he spent summers backpacking in the North Cascades and Pasayten Wilderness.

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

UPDATE, Oct. 6, 2017: The Public Disclosure Commission responded to the complaint today and determined they do not have jurisdiction.

"We have notified (Lisa Brown) and the Washington State Republican Party, which was the complainant in this case, that we don’t have jurisdiction," PDC spokesperson Kim Bradford told Northwest Public Radio today. "We have referred them to the Executive Ethics Board, which does have jurisdiction over allegations of misuse of public facilities for state agencies and employees."

Scott Leadingham

Fire danger in North Central and North Eastern Washington is very high, prompting the state Department of Natural Resources to upgrade warnings and burn bans.