Kikkan Randall Gets Enthusiastic Welcome In Anchorage

Photo by Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

World Champion cross country skier Kikkan Randall got a heroine’s welcome in her hometown Tuesday.  Anchorage fans lined up for the champ’s autographs at a celebration of her achievements hosted by enthusiastic winter sports fans.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone. Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen