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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.


Welcome to Fish Talk, a call-in show about fish on the Kuskokwim River. Today we're talking about the 2021 salmon season openers and regulations.


KYUK won five Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 10 awards for journalism produced in 2020. Including these images by Katie Basile.
Katie Basile / KYUK

KYUK won five Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 10 awards for journalism produced in 2020. SPJ Region 10 covers Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. KYUK competed in the small newsroom division. These awards join other regional and statewide awards that KYUK has received this awards season. KYUK also won three Regional Edward R. Murrow awards and six Alaska Press Club awards for journalism produced in 2020.


Top executives at the Calista Regional Native Corporation are accusing each other of misconduct, and it’s not clear who’s telling the truth.
Calista Corporation.

For the second year in a row, the Calista Native Regional Corporation is holding its annual meeting online to avoid the risks of gathering physically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Calista held its first virtual annual meeting last year, and this year’s meeting will look similar.



Since 1971, KYUK has been part of the rich history of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, delivering local, statewide, and national news and information, public affairs programs, NPR and PBS programming, weather, safety alerts, and music. We want to ensure that this vital resource will always be able to support the region. 

Salmon drying on a Kuskokwim fish rack.
Shane Iverson / KYUK

Find out when to soak your nets.

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