Caryn Mathes is President and General Manager of KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.
Mathes came to KUOW from public radio station WAMU-FM, licensed to American University in Washington, D.C. During her tenure, WAMU became one of the nation's top performing public news and information stations by strengthening its position as a national and international provider of news and culture by offering nationally syndicated programs including The Diane Rehm Show, as well as comprehensive local and regional news coverage.
Prior to her appointment at WAMU, Mathes served as General Manager of WDET-FM in Detroit for 21 years and News Director for two years. Mathes has held various positions during her media career: weeknight co-anchor at CBS affiliate WTHI-TV Channel 10 in Terre Haute, Indiana, and commercial radio reporter and anchor positions at WCKY-AM in Cincinnati and at Detroit's WJR-AM before moving to noncommercial radio in 1982.
She is a Member Director on the Board of Directors of NPR and serves on the board of the University Station Alliance. Mathes holds a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Journalism from Indiana State University.