Anchorage Metro News Reporter
Daysha holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. She was an Annenberg fellow from 2008-2009. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. In Seattle, she also worked for Northwest Cable News and KING5 TV. Before coming to KSKA, she reported for KDLG in Dillingham. Daysha has received the Goldie Award from the Alaska Broadcasters Association Division 2 in the “News Feature” category, for her article “Why Alaskan Fish Processing Jobs are Now Done By Foreign Laborers”.
Daysha became a journalist because she believes in the power of storytelling. Stories connect us and they help us make sense of our world. They shed light on injustice and they comfort us in troubled times. She got into public broadcasting because it seems to fulfill the intention of the 4th Estate and to most effectively apply the freedom of the press granted to us through the Constitution. Daysha got into public radio because it has a special way of moving people emotionally through sound, taking them to remote places, introducing them to people they would not otherwise meet and compelling them feel about issues they might ordinarily overlook.
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