Brooke Fox is the charmingly adorkable female presence on 92.5’s Brooke & Jubal in the Morning, which is broadcast in Bellevue. You’ve likely heard her snort during a laugh, make several self-deprecating jokes, and reiterate one of her most famous on-air lines: “I love love!” But don’t be fooled — she is a sharp woman who uses her platform and popularity for good. She’s served as a spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Heart Association, in addition to hosting a long list of other nonprofit fundraising events. Earlier in her career, she hit No. 1 with Top 40’s first all-female morning show. But while this small-town girl has made it big in radio, she’s stuck to her humble roots and maintained her authentic voice. Here are some of the things she loves to love! Follow her on Instagram at @brookefoxfox.
Did you always know you wanted to work in radio?
I thought I was going to be a videographer for long-form television or a live TV director. I took a morning show sidekick gig, and my mother thought I was crazy. She honestly didn’t think I would ever wake up in time. They happened to offer me a full-time job before TV did, and the rest is history.
What was your proudest on-air moment?
The first time I hit No. 1 with Top 40’s first all-female morning show, and most recently when our show was awarded the Marconi Award for Large Market Personality of the Year. I feel like I need to add something self-deprecating here because bragging makes me uncomfortable. So, I’ll add that other time I got laid off.
What’s the most common thing listeners ask you about your job?
“What happened to X and Z from the second date update?” And, “How short is Jubal in real life?”
What advice would you give to people who may be afraid to speak in front of large groups?
Slow down. Always slow down. A second of silence can feel like an eternity when you are on stage, but to the audience, it just gives them a second to breathe with you.
Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Dumb and Dumber
Podcasts: Serial, The Uncertain Hour, and The Moth.
Book: The Catcher in the Rye, and my 2016 fave is H is for Hawk.
TV: Daniel Tiger doesn’t count for adults, right? Breaking Bad, The Middle, and The Mindy Project.
Music: The Indigo Girls, The Avett Brothers, and Missy Elliott.
Favorite quote: “Live and learn, die and forget it all,” from my Grandmommy. And, “You have to laugh at yourself, cause you’d cry your eyes out if you didn’t,” from The Indigo Girls.
Travel destination: My family’s cabin, complete with solar electricity, no Wi-Fi, and a compost toilet.
To shop: Does Rejuvenation count? We’ve been doing a lot of housework, and I’m pretty convinced I’m in my own HGTV show. For my daughter, Zara Kids — but I love a good box of hand-me-downs even more.
To relax: Any wooded trail.
To let loose: I love a good concert at The Gorge. There’s something magical about the venue, the vibe, and waking up hung over in a cow pasture the morning after.