About

My Ballard is the most-read news site in Ballard and the largest independent news source in North Seattle. We’re Kate and Cory Bergman (and that’s Kai and Asher), a Scandinavian couple who started MyBallard.com in December of 2007.

We both have long resumes in journalism — Kate worked for years at KING 5 News and Cory worked over a decade at NBC News — and we noticed Ballard lacked a daily news source and community forum. My Ballard has grown just as fast as the neighborhood, even winning a national Online Journalism Award and a community service award from the Ballard District Council.

The biggest surprise has been the enormous role that all of our readers play in helping us cover the neighborhood. So if you see something interesting, please let us know. New store? Road construction? Land use issue? Accident? Lost pet? Drop us a tip at tips@myballard.com.

If you have an upcoming event, you can submit it here. Looking for Ballard restaurants? Breweries? If you’re new to the area, here’s our Ballard neighborhood guide.

You can follow us on Twitter for breaking news, Facebook for interesting stories and Instagram for photos around the neighborhood.

Make sure to join our My Ballard Facebook Group, the largest community of its kind in Ballard. If you’d like to chat here on My Ballard — without being tied to Facebook — visit our forum. (We have a few rules of engagement for the My Ballard comments, forum and Facebook group.)

Interested in advertising? My Ballard is a member of the wider Next Door Media network in North Seattle, which includes sites like Magnolia Voice in Magnolia and Queen Anne View in Queen Anne. Take a look at the details here.

Thank you for reading!

– Cory & Kate Bergman (“Geeky Swedes“)
My Ballard LLC
tips@myballard.com