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.

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

On his way to attend the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February, Vice President Mike Pence plans to make a stop in Alaska. Listen now

The U.S. National Cross Country Championships wrapped up in Anchorage on Monday and Alaskans dominated the top spots on the podium, including Caitlin Patterson, who finished first in all four races. Listen now

The races are the last chance for many skiers hoping to qualify for the Olympics next month in South Korea. Listen now

Athletes from around the nation are in Anchorage this week competing for a spot on the Olympic cross country ski team. The U.S. Cross Country National races begin Wednesday morning at Kincaid Park. Listen now

Five state parks in Alaska are offering guided hikes on Jan. 1 as part of the nationwide First Day Hikes initiative. Listen now

The event raises money for the local ski association and brings thousands of people together to tour the festive ski trails. Listen now

Friday is the deadline to apply for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Premiums are down this year and that's in part due to the Alaska Reinsurance Program. Listen now