Julia O’Malley

Alaska’s Energy Desk Editor

Julie O'MalleyJulia O’Malley, Collaborating Newsroom Editor with Alaska’s Energy Desk, is a third-
generation Alaskan who worked for many years as a print reporter, columnist and editor
in Alaska, mainly for the Anchorage Daily News before coming to radio in 2019. Julia
has also been a freelance journalist, focusing on Alaska’s politics, culture,
environment and food. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe
Washington Post, High Country News, Today.com, The GuardianNational
Geographic, Eater and Saveur.
From 2015-2017, she was the Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska
Anchorage, teaching food writing, social media and digital journalism. She received a
James Beard Award in 2018 for a story about a young whale hunter, Chris Apassingok,
who was cyber-bullied by environmentalists after he took a whale in the village of
Gambell. The story is published in the Best American Food Writing anthology, edited by
Ruth Reichl. She’s also written a book about Alaska&’s food culture, “The Whale and the
Cupcake: Stories of Subsistence, Longing, and Community in Alaska,” published by
University of Washington Press in 2019.

jomalley (at) alaskapublic (dot) org

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