Valerie Kern

Valerie Kern
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Valerie is a California native who joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV/Radio Broadcast Journalist where she got the opportunity to travel around Europe, Africa, The Baltics and Australia reporting on military events, exercises and missions. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, skiing, backpacking, traveling, trying new foods and spending time with her husband and their dog, Layla.

Alaska Public Media interviewed Libertarian Candidate for Governor, Billy Toien. The 2018 election is here and three primary candidates are vying for the title of Governor of Alaska. In this interview, hear from Billy...

As polar bears lose their habitat in the Arctic, they have no choice but to come to shore and try to live part of their lives on land. That means they come into the...

For years, Alaska fishermen have worried that climate change would threaten their livelihoods - now, it has. In late 2013, a strikingly warm mass of water arrived in the Gulf of Alaska and stayed...

As chair of the Senate Energy Committee, Lisa Murkowski has a significant role in shaping national energy policy.  She, more than most Alaskans, sees how climate change could devastate her state. But on climate...

The village of Newtok, in Western Alaska, is about to disappear. The land it was built on is eroding away, threatening not just the village, but a way of life.

Different rap styles can vary from the West Coast to the East Coast, to down South; and in Anchorage, Alaska, rappers like Tayy Tarantino are creating their own unique sound. Tayy Tarantino started singing...

Paul Kendall speaks at a Mayoral Candidate Forum at the Anchorage Rotary Meeting on March 13, 2018 at the Dena'ina Center. The audio from this forum was featured on Addressing Alaskans. Learn more about...

Ethan Berkowitz was interviewed by Lori Townsend during Alaska Insight, alongside challenger Rebecca Logan. Watch the full episode here. Learn more about the other candidates Alaska Public Media invited all of the 2018 Anchorage mayoral candidates...

Alaska Public Media attended a Mayoral Candidate Forum at the Anchorage Rotary Meeting on March 13, 2018 at the Dena'ina Center. The audio from this forum was featured on Addressing Alaskans. Election Day is April...

Learn more about the other candidates Alaska Public Media invited all of the 2018 Anchorage mayoral candidates to participate in an in-studio interview as well as a written questionnaire. Each candidate was offered the exact...

Alaska Public Media invited all of the 2018 Anchorage mayoral candidates to participate in an in-studio interview as well as a written questionnaire. Each candidate was offered the exact same questions. Candidate Timothy Huit...

Learn more about the other candidates Alaska Public Media invited all of the 2018 Anchorage mayoral candidates to participate in an in-studio interview as well as a written questionnaire. Each candidate was offered the exact...

Alaska Public Media invited all of the 2018 Anchorage mayoral candidates to participate in an in-studio interview as well as a written questionnaire. Each candidate was offered the exact same questions. Candidate Nelson Godoy...

The Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage recently released a report on the economic status of the state. The report was published by Mouhcine Guettabi, Assistant Professor of...

Indie Alaska visited the SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska where they're caring for Tyonek, the first rehabilitated beluga calf from the Cook Inlet. He was found in September 2017, stranded on a beach with...