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Discovery Institute Welcomes Jonathan Choe as Senior Fellow


Seattle – Jonathan Choe, a television journalist with more than two decades of experience, has been named to Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty as a senior fellow.

“I am honored, humbled, and thankful for the opportunity to work at one of the most prestigious think tanks in America,” said Choe  “I Iook forward to collaborating with the dynamic team of experts that Discovery Institute has assembled to tackle the growing crisis of homelessness in Seattle, and around the country.  I am ready for the challenge.” 

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“During the next year, I will be spotlighting the homeless crisis in the greater Seattle area, Washington State, and in cities across America,” added Choe. “Through personalized stories and expert analysis, my video driven narratives will focus on underreported issues that many media outlets are unable to cover.  This will be a season of taking journalistic risks and presenting content in new and innovative ways. I am excited by the opportunity to continue to serve the public in this new role.” 

A major project of the Center on Wealth & Poverty is the website which focuses on and reports about the root causes of homelessness and recommends public policies that address those causes, not just surface needs. The project exposes the false narratives and unsuccessful progressive policies which have not only failed to address the problem but have made it worse.  Choe’s longtime coverage of the homeless crisis as a television journalist in Seattle will complement Discovery’s efforts.

Choe is a New England native and Boston University journalism school graduate.  Prior to joining Discovery Institute, he worked as one of the lead reporters at KOMO-TV, consistently the top-rated television station in Seattle. His in-depth stories on crime and deep dive investigations into the homeless crisis led to measurable results in the community, including changes in public policy.  Choe has more than two decades of experience in TV news behind the scenes and in front of the camera for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and Tribune. He has also been been nominated and honored with multiple industry awards, including an Emmy.

“Jonathan Choe’s fearless reporting of the homeless crisis in Seattle has helped hold accountable the elected and appointed leaders who have pledged to solve the problem,” said Discovery Institute president Steve Buri. “His role as senior fellow will allow him to continue that important work while giving voice to those who are impacted — from those suffering on the streets to the business owners and residents calling for compassionate solutions.  I am delighted to welcome him to our team.” 

Discovery Institute is a non-profit educational and research organization whose mission is to advance a culture of purpose, creativity, and innovation. It sponsors programs in areas such as economics, education, science and technology, bioethics, and artificial intelligence. 

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