Anna Rose MacArthur

News Director

Anna Rose MacArthur catching a four-wheeler ride in Napakiak, Alaska.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Anna Rose MacArthur serves as KYUK's News Director. She got her start reporting at KNOM in Nome, Alaska and then traveled south to report with KRTS in Marfa, Texas. Anna Rose soon missed rural Alaska and returned to join KYUK in 2015. She leads an award-winning newsroom and has launched statewide public radio reporting collaborations. Her journalism has received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and statewide awards for coverage on climate change, health, business, education, and mushing. Anna Rose’s favorite stories to tell include a muskox, salmon, or sled dog. Her work has appeared on NPR, 99 Percent Invisible, HowSound, and Transom. She was a 2020 fellow in the Editorial Integrity and Leadership Initiative, a partnership between the CPB and Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism. Anna Rose is a Transom Story Workshop alumni.

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Pilot Station is under a boil water notice. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conversation issued the public health advisory to the lower Yukon River community on Feb. 25, when it received an alert that the public water system had dropped below 20 PSI on Feb. 24.

The pool at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center in Bethel.
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After being closed for four months, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Fitness Center is reopening on March 1 to people with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Fitness Center Facility Director Stacey Reardon lays out what you need to know to use the facility.

The smallest Kasigluk dancer performs with his community dance group at the Cama-i Dance Festival on March 16, 2018 in Bethel, Alaska.
Amara Freeman / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta's young population means that the region faces a longer road ahead of it than other areas of the state and country before it can reach herd immunity against COVID-19 through vaccinations.

Ravn Alaska is resuming regular flights to Aniak from Anchorage on Feb. 26. It's the first community in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta where Ravn is expanding service. The airline shut down after declaring bankruptcy last summer and has since entered new ownership. KYUK's Anna Rose MacArthur talks with Ravn CEO Rob McKinney about the airline returning to the region.


A Grant Aviation airplane lands in Newtok on July 16, 2020, packed with food and supplies. Grant Aviation Agent Jonah Ayuluk and Tribal Administrator Andrew John meet the plane.
Katie Basile / KYUK

A Seattle-based investment firm has bought Grant Aviation. 

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Ravn Alaska is returning to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Beginning Feb. 26, Ravn will begin regular flights to Aniak from Anchorage.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region is leading the nation in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. In Bethel, community members can even receive a vaccine at the grocery store.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta once led the nation in COVID-19 case rates. But now, in a startling reversal, cases are dropping and the region is now helping lead the nation in vaccinations.

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Find out the region's COVID-19 vaccination numbers, case rate, and test positivity rate.

Over three times as many people in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as compared to the rest of the nation. Dr. Ellen Hodges, Chief of Staff at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, talks with KYUK News Director Anna Rose MacArthur about how the region became a national leader in COVID-19 vaccinations.

Mary Horgan and Virginia Lozano prepare Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations on December 16, 2020. The first vaccinations in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region will be administered on December 17, 2020.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta no longer has the highest COVID-19 case rate in Alaska.