Emily Russell, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Emily Russell, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Emily Russell is the voice of Alaska morning news as Alaska Public Media’s Morning News Host and Producer. Originally from the Adirondacks in upstate New York, Emily moved to Alaska in 2012. She skied her way through three winters in Fairbanks, earning her Master’s degree in Northern Studies from UAF. Emily’s career in radio started in Nome in 2015, reporting for KNOM on everything from subsistence whale harvests to housing shortages in Native villages. She then worked for KCAW in Sitka, finally seeing what all the fuss with Southeast, Alaska was all about. Back on the road system, Emily is looking forward to driving her Subaru around the region to hike, hunt, fish and pick as many berries as possible. When she’s not talking into the mic in the morning, Emily can be found reporting from the peaks above Anchorage to the rivers around Southcentral.

Alaska may be the Last Frontier, but on Sunday night, Comedian John Oliver highlighted a different kind of status - the last holdout of Blockbuster Video. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Jerry Ross in Anchorage. Ross coaches runners with the Alaska Endurance Project and is part of a group of runners racing in this year's Boston Marathon. Listen now

Timothy Hayes, 60, was arrested by the Anchorage Police on charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief. The Alaska Native artifacts were seized by the police as evidence. Listen now

"This may be the first [medal] in women's cross-country [skiing], but it's not going to be the last," Alaskan Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall said. Listen now

The annual Alaska Mountain Wilderness Ski Classic kicked off on Sunday, April. 1. The group of skiers are tasked with traversing the Brooks Range and making to Wiseman by Sunday, April 8. Listen now

Andrew Kurka's first place finish in the men's downhill race on Friday was the first medal ever for an Alaskan athlete at the Winter Paralympic Games. Listen now

Randall won gold and the first Olympic medal for the women's U.S. cross-country ski team. She was also elected to the IOC's Athletes' Commission. On Thursday, Randall was elected to the the International Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission. Listen now

The Olympic gold ends a 46-year drought for the American women, who had never won a medal before at the winter games. Listen now

The U.S women’s cross-country ski team didn’t win their first medal but they finished 5th, their best relay result ever at the Olympics. Listen now

Scott Patterson, Erik Bjornsen and Tyler Kornfield will compete in the men's 15k skate race tonight, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. Listen now

The women's 10 kilometer skate race airs Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 9:30 p.m. and the 4x5 kilometer relay airs in Alaska on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 12:30 a.m. Listen now

The Anchorage snowboarder revealed she ruptured both Achilles tendons. Mancari was set to compete in the women's snowboardcross event on Friday. Listen now

The 2018 Winter Olympics begin in PyeongChang, South Korea on Friday and a record number of Alaskan athletes competing for medals over the next few weeks. Listen now

The U.S. women's cross-country ski team has never won an Olympic medal. The team hopes to make history at the upcoming Winter Games in PyeongChang. Listen now

Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Alaska on Monday. on his way to Asia where he'll lead the U.S. Olympic delegation in South Korea. Listen now

The Alaska Native Media Group is hosting a series of talks. The first, titled, "The good, the bad, and the ugly from the perspective of three generations of Alaska Natives," is on Friday, Jan. 26.

The U.S. Ski Team is taking ten Alaskan cross-country skiers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea in February.

The U.S Ski Team announced this week that snowboarders Rosie Mancari and Ryan Stassel will represent the United States in PyeongChang, South Korea in February. Listen now

Marchers said they came out to protest the president's agenda - even in a state that gave Trump 51% of the vote in 2016. Listen now

Alyse Galvin is challenging Congressman Don Young for Alaska’s single seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Listen now