Kristi Waite

Kristi is Director of Development at The Seattle Times, an independent and family-owned newspaper in the Northwest since 1896. She is responsible for developing and expanding community-funded journalism initiatives, which include Education Lab, Traffic Lab, Project Homeless and the newly announced Investigative Journalism Fund. Prior to her current position, Kristi was a product manager at The Times where she led the development of email newsletters, among other projects. Prior to joining The Seattle Times, Kristi served as the Creative Director at Q13 News, Editor In Chief of Seattle Refined and as Regional Digital Manager for KOMO News. Before she worked in news media, she handled communication and digital strategy for PRR, an integrated communications studio focused on transportation, public health, and environmental improvements and policies.