My Ballard is the most-read news site in the Ballard region and the largest independent news source in North Seattle. The site was created by Kate and Cory Bergman in December of 2007. Meghan Walker is My Ballard’s current news editor and owner.
We all have backgrounds in journalism. Kate worked for years at KING 5 News (she’s now at Microsoft) and Cory worked over a decade at NBC News (he’s now co-founder of Factal, a news verification company.) Meghan started working for My Ballard as an intern in 2011 while studying at the University of Washington, and has written and edited for the site for many years before taking over in 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.)
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