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Mayowa Aina

Special Projects Reporter and Producer

Mayowa Aina covers cost-of-living and affordability issues in Western Washington. She focuses on how people do (or don't) make ends meet, impacts on residents' earning potential and proposed solutions for supporting people living at the margins of our community. Get in touch with her by emailing

Mayowa also reports and produces special projects, including podcasts and series, for KNKX. She was part of the team that reported and produced The Walk Home. Mayowa started her public radio career at KUOW in Seattle. She's worked at NPR in Washington, D.C., producing and reporting stories across the network including for Code Switch and Weekend Edition.

Mayowa spent two years at Alaska Public Media, covering education and producing a nightly news magazine before moving back to her hometown of Tacoma. Mayowa enjoys live music, taking road trips, and watching fridge organization videos on TikTok.