Sueann Ramella

Social Media Manager

Growing up in the Tacoma-Puyallup area, Sueann Ramella remembers being a precocious young reporter for her school paper. A big fan of shows like 60 Minutes and 20-20, she dreamed of one day being a hard-hitting journalist, uncovering scandals and exposing the hidden truth. She attended Washington State University, studying journalism. It was there that she discovered her love of radio. Sueann began working for Northwest Public Radio in 1997 after her sophomore year, and has been with us ever since.

In 2000 she became the host of All Things Considered, and then in 2008 switched to hosting Morning Edition. Even after a few years, she still has trouble getting up so early. After she shuts off her alarm in the morning, she lies there trying to think of something to tempt herself enough to get up. It’s usually coffee or cereal. On the really tough days she thinks of cookies.

Sueann has more hobbies than she has time to indulge. She enjoys creating things, whether sewing, knitting, baking or drawing, and recently she has been trying her hand at hobby farming, dabbling in the challenge of self-sufficiency on a few acres behind her home. She raises chickens and grows more than a dozen different vegetables, all in Burberry-plaid boots of which she is inexplicably proud. Who says you can’t farm in style?

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Super Thursday
8:35 am
Wed October 1, 2014

A Man Is Visited By Ghosts Then This Happens...

Rejoice, Super Thursday is here!
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Make your pledge now! You're the best!

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Music + Culture
12:23 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

That Moment When...

Perhaps her parents are listening to the wrong station?
Credit Sueann Ramella

Need to escape? You have the power at your fingertips! You have the power to educate yourself or find great entertainment with the simple press of a button. Northwest Public Radio is here for you.

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Costco Clean Air
9:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Costco Settles With Feds Over Clean Air Act Violations

Credit Ryan Ozawa / Flickr

Costco, the nation's second largest retailer, has agreed to settle with the Environmental Protection Agency over violations of the Clean Air Act.

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2014 Northwest Fires
5:05 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

How Many Fires Are There in Washington and Oregon?

Map of Washington wildfires. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/wxstory.php?wfo=otx
Credit NOAA

UPDATE: July 21, 2014 8:00am

Governor Jay Inslee says there are 50 fires burning in Washington.

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Wildfires
6:03 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Washington Towns Told To Evacuate As Fires Continue

A view of the Bridge 99 Complex fire along Green Ridge near the Lookout and east of Camp Sherman and the Metolius River.
Credit Steve Ziel / InciWeb

Update from Sueann Ramella 3:56pm 7/18

Washington residents are urged to listen to emergency officials and evacuate as the Carlton Complex Fire and Chiwaukum Creek Fire continue to threaten homes. So far, more than 900 residents near Leavenworth were told to evacuate, and residents in the town of Pateros were also told to evacuate as these two large fires continue to grow destroying 100 hundred homes. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) says:

“The first step is to listen to authorities and pack up and move out as quickly as you can, the next step is to contact your insurer if you’ve been asked to evacuate your home,” said Kenton Brine,PCI assistant vice president. “Generally, homeowners and auto insurance policies will cover property lost or damaged due to a wildfire, but it’s important to make that initial contact with your insurer to begin the recovery process if your home is destroyed by a wildfire.”

Update from Jessica Robinson 10:36 a.m. 7/18 

About 80 people woke up in a Red Cross shelter in central Washington this morning after a wildfire forced the town of Pateros to evacuate overnight. Initial reports are that 40 homes and a church have burned in the small town on the Columbia River.

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Quiz
8:43 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Apple, Winery Or Weed? How Well Do You Know Your Washington Commodities?

How well do you know your Washington apples, wines and weeds? Follow the link to the quiz below!
Credit Northwest Public Radio

As you may have heard, the first recreational marijuana stores have opened in Washington. That has us wondering -  how well do you know your weed? Probably not as well as your wineries and apples, right?  Take this quiz to find out!

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Northwest News
10:02 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Police: One Student Dead In Oregon High School Shooting

Update: Police in Oregon say 1 student was killed in this morning's school shooting. The gunman is also dead.

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The Kitchen Sisters
6:28 am
Tue June 10, 2014

A Little Bit of This, A Teaspoon Of That: The Stories And Craft Of The Kitchen Sisters

The Kitchen Sisters, Nikki Silva (left) and Davia Nelson (right).
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“After food - and before love - people need stories.” That’s Davia Nelson. She, along with Nikki Silva, are the Kitchen Sisters. Their mission? To find the stories behind our culinary heritage. Since meeting in 1979, the Peabody Award-winning duo has produced over 200 stories.

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Seattle Pacific Univeristy Shooting
5:54 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Shooting At Seattle Pacific University's Campus

There was a shooting at Seattle Pacific University this afternoon. As of 5pm Seattle Police believe a lone gunman shot four people before being disarmed by a University staff member. There are reports one person is dead, another is in critical condition and two others sustained less serious injuries.

Music + Culture
9:12 am
Thu May 15, 2014

What It's Like To Hear Carl Kasell Say Your Name

The power of Carl Kasell goes beyond his velvety voice.
Credit Katie Burk / NPR

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! will say goodbye to Carl Kasell on May 17th. He will no longer be the show's official scorekeeper, but will continue to record voice mail greetings for show winners. And those lucky winners will experience the giddy feeling of hearing Carl Kasell say their name.

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