Robert L. Jamieson Jr. is a metro columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He began as a P-I reporter in 1991, covering education, city hall and general assignment beats.
He covered, among many other stories, the crash of Alaska Flight 261, the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man whose death sparked police to adopt less lethal weapons, and the local Mardi Gras riots. Jamieson's first news jobs were for the Wall Street Journal and the Oakland Tribune. In 1997 Jamieson received a fellowship to visit quake-ravaged Kobe, Japan. He also received a Casey Foundation fellowship and in 2004 was one of five from the Seattle area representing Rotary International on a goodwill trip to East Africa.