Bill Yeend

Bill Yeend is arguably the most recognized news radio voice in the Northwest. For the past 32 years, Bill has been travelling the globe, bringing his stories back to the anticipating ears of the Puget Sound area. Bill has reported from Russia, China, Egypt, Israel, Hong Kong, Argentina, Scotland, Italy and Japan.


He started his broadcast career at KBBX playing music at the all-instrumental station in 1968. In 1970, Bill got the midday and late night talk show gig at KIRO, and later moved to mornings, where he played a major role in winning five Edward R. Murrow awards for Journalistic Excellence. He currently serves as the moring anchor on Seattle's KOMO radio from 5AM until 10AM.


Most people know that Bill's favorite hobby is golf. For 8 years, he hosted the local Emmy award winning television golf magazine shows, "The Golf Club" and "Golf Tour Northwest". He also loves to help charities raise money.  As a charity auctioneer, Bill has helped local organizations achieve their goals using an easy going manner that is uniquely Bill's.  He has worked as a Master of Ceremonies countless times for the largest events, and when given the opportunity to do the selling, he manages to get the audiences to be generous.  His familiar voice is like listening to an "old friend' as nearly everyone in the audience has "commuted with Bill on the radio" for many years.  Northwest Benefit Auctions is very pleased to have Bill on our team.