About Us

At work, at home and on the go, technology is quickly changing how we get our news.  With streaming video on computers, tablets and mobile devices, we have more access than ever before.

What hasn’t changed is the demand for credible, serious sources of local news.  SeattleTopStory.com brings you news worth watching, from important local issues to politics to business.  We’re creating a new, efficient way for intelligent people to get informed, on their own schedules.

As we get started, we ask for your feedback (newstips@seattletopstory.com) and your patience.  We’re building a video network to deliver local news worth watching.

Robert Mak, Principal

Robert Mak is a longtime political journalist, principal of seattletopstory.com and former host of “KING 5 News Up Front.”  Over two decades, Mak has covered many of the major news events shaping public policy in Washington State and his news reports have been recognized by numerous organizations. His political coverage and “Ad Watch” series earned him three Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Broadcast TV Political Journalism, a national award presented by the University of Southern California Annenberg School.  Mak also has won 15 regional Emmy awards for investigative reporting and news specials.

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Mak was a news reporter at WISC-TV3, Madison’s CBS affiliate.  He also served as Communications Director for the City of Seattle.  Mak graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.  He’s a home improvement fan, working on small projects to managing commercial properties.  Mak also enjoys photography and volunteering with many community organizations.