Inside Olympia

Inside Olympia


About Inside Olympia:

Hosted by Austin Jenkins, Inside Olympia is TVW’s in-depth interview program. We bring the governor, state legislators, and other state elected officials and leaders into our studio for unedited conversations about the top issues of the day.



Inside Olympia premieres Thursdays at 7pm & 10pm and repeats throughout the week. Also airs on KBTC-Tacoma, KSPS-Spokane, KWSU-Pullman and KTNW-TriCities.

The show is on hiatus during July and August.


Meet the Host:


Austin Jenkins

Since 2008, Austin has hosted “Inside Olympia,” the state’s longest running public affairs program Known as “tough, but fair” Austin seeks to explore and make   sense of the public policy debates, issues of our time and challenges facing the state. When he’s not hosting “Inside Olympia,” Austin covers the Washington state Capitol, politics and public policy for the Northwest News Network. Previously, Austin was a television reporter in Seattle, Portland, Boise and elsewhere. Austin is a graduate of Connecticut College and the Communication Leadership graduate program at the University of Washington. Austin resides in Olympia with his wife Jennifer, children Jack and Sophie and dog Ginger. Follow Austin on Twitter: @AustinJenkinsN3




Most Recent Episode:


Jan. 14, 2021 – With the kickoff of the 2021 Washington State Legislature, host Austin Jenkins sits down with two legislative caucus leaders: House Republican Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox, and Senate Democratic Majority Leader Andy Billig.


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