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Coral Garnick Ducken

Digital Editor

Coral joined the team in 2022 to help tell the stories of Madrona and its portfolio companies.

Past Lives

Coral covered business news in the Seattle area for seven years. At the Seattle Times, Coral covered the Port of Seattle, T-Mobile, and various other business news topics. As a Business Reporter who covered breaking news on the weekends, Coral was part of the team to receive a Pulitzer Prize for the Seattle Time’s coverage of the tragic Oso landslide that struck Saturday, March 22, 2014. At the Puget Sound Business Journal, Coral covered health care and retail, which included writing about companies like Starbucks, Nordstrom, Costco, Juno, Seattle Genetics, as well as the work coming out of the Fred Hutch and University of Washington. Coral partnered with another reporter on a year-long project to document the cost of homelessness in Seattle, receiving a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalism for that coverage.

Extracurriculars and Love for the PNW

As an Alaskan who grew up in a small fishing village in Southeast Alaska, being on the water is in Coral’s blood. You can often find her taking advantage of the area’s quick access to the Puget Sound, Lake Union and Lake Washington to jump in her kayak or headed out to the coast to go clamming during an opening. Coral also loves camping, hiking and bouldering.


In 2013, Coral graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Journalism. Coral graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s in journalism in 2009.