Emily Russell, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage

Emily Russell, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
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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.

The final day of regular business at the two remaining Blockbusters-- one in Anchorage and one in Fairbanks-- will be Mon., July 16. Listen now

Alaskan skier and Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall has breast cancer. Randall made the announcement on Instagram Wednesday morning. Listen now

On the verge of one of Alaska's most unique and intense races, two competitors reflect on what's ahead.

In 1952 an Air Force plane collided with the side of a mountain north of Anchorage. A crew has assembled every June since 2012 to bring closure to the families of the service members who lost their lives. Listen now

The Dinner Party connects people grieving the loss of a loved one. On Father's Day they're sharing stories on social media from the thousands of Dinner Partiers all over the world whose dads have died. Listen now

New standards were recently introduced to protect transiting vessels and the marine environment in the waters off Northwest Alaska. Those standards go into effect in the Bering Strait on Dec. 1. Listen now

From World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars and both Gulf Wars, more than 70,000 veterans have served in the armed forces. Now, more of their stories can be heard online. Listen now

A little after 6 a.m. Friday the body of Bryce Adams, 19 of Wasilla, was found. An initial investigation found that neither boater was wearing a life jacket and alcohol does appear to be a factor. Listen now

An Anchorage man has died after being swept up in an avalanche Wednesday afternoon. Listen now

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers some clues into how the first Alaskans adapted to their new home. Listen now

Winter is winding down in Alaska. Most trails in Anchorage are already clear of snow, but the world is still frozen high up in the mountains. Listen now

More than 400 high school athletes from across Alaska are in town for the statewide championship, which tests strength, endurance and agility. Listen now

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