Feliks Banel’s work in communications reflects his lifelong interest in the people, media, arts, history, culture, climate, and regional mythology of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a deep belief in the power of mass culture to create and strengthen communities, and to help forge local identity.
He’s an Emmy-nominated producer of features and programs for the Seattle Channel and KCTS 9, and host of the media history series “This NOT Just In” for KUOW. Feliks also works for KIRO Radio, where he produces and reports features, serves as a news analyst, hosts news programs and writes and directs live radio dramas. Feliks was deputy director of Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) from 1999 to 2006, and is project director of a MOHAI initiative to document the history of the cable TV industry in the Pacific Northwest. He’s also curator and creative director of The Northwest Hall of Radio History, a museum and archive being developed at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.