Joel Southern leaves APRN after 20 years in DC

For close to twenty years, APRN listeners have heard reports from Joel Southern in Washington, D.C. But today Joel gave up his seniority in the House Press Gallery to move to Denmark, where his wife, Helene, comes from. Joel joined the network not long after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and until today he hoped to come full circle and report on the conclusion of the lawsuit, but that symmetry was thwarted when there was still no decision this morning from the Supreme Court. In the years since he created our Washington bureau, Joel has had to learn Indian law, rural sanitation, missile defense, marine conservation, and many other complicated topics.

APRN Staff, Anchorage