The Impact

The Impact


About The Impact:

Each week, award-winning journalist Mike McClanahan brings you the news from your Washington state Capitol.  The Impact provides an up-close view of how legislative and regulatory policy decisions made in Olympia will affect your daily life.  Join The Impact to hear first-person interviews, unfiltered and unedited, about the top issues of the week.



The Impact premieres Wednesdays at 7pm & 10pm and repeats throughout the week. Also airs on KSTW-Seattle, KBTC-Tacoma, KSPS-Spokane, KWSU-Pullman and KTNW-TriCities.

The show is on hiatus during July and August to film in-depth documentaries about statewide issues. Watch past documentaries here.


Meet the Host:


Mike McClanahan

Following a career in local affiliate news, Emmy Award winning host and executive producer of “The Impact” Mike McClanahan has been covering the big stories in Washington state politics since 2016.

Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeNewsBlast

Follow The Impact on Twitter: @TheImpactTVW


Most Recent Episode:

November 17, 2021

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