News Writing

At KNOM Radio Mission, I had the chance to write stories directly for the station’s on-air news folder from time to time, and many for its annual online coverage of the Iditarod.

Amid of a field of ice and snow, an Iditarod musher in a parka steps off of her sled to approach her dog team.

Expect an Iditarod Finish Early Wednesday — and Possibly, a Chase to Nome
March 12, 2019

  • There’s an electricity in the cold air in Nome in the days leading up to the finish of the Iditarod champion each year. (Nome, a town of 3,000 people, is the finish line for the 1,000-mile race.) The question on everyone’s mind as the lead mushers approach is: “when are they getting here?”
  • I wrote a similar article in 2018 (in which an early-morning Iditarod finish was also expected).

Coming in 2033: The ‘Great Bering Strait Eclipse’
Aug. 23, 2017

  • Back in summer 2017, much of the continental U.S. was treated to one of the most dramatic solar eclipses in decades. A few days later, I chased an idle curiosity down an internet “rabbit hole” that turned into a news story. What other solar eclipses were headed for North America in the years to come? And would any be visible in Western Alaska? The answer to the second question turned out to be an emphatic “yes.”


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