Outdoor Explorer Host & Hometown, Alaska Host
Charles graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University with BA in English in 1986. He has authored ten books, and has written numerous articles freelance, including Discover, Outside, and The New Republic. Charles was a member of the Anchorage Assembly from 1993-1999. He has received more than two dozen national, state and local awards for writing. In 2004 he was the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology. Charles always knew he would be a writer; he comes from a literary family with many writers, and his parents have been leaders in local and state affairs since the mid-1960s.
Charles volunteered at KSKA as a high school student at Steller Alternative School, in the first year the station was on the air. That evolved into a job as a board operator and reporter when he graduated from high school in 1981, his first paid employment. Charles hadn’t been involved in broadcasting since, until he returned to do Hometown, Alaska in 2009.
cwohlforth (at) alaskapublic (dot) org