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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 in Alaska at KNOM in Nome, 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 is a Transom Story Workshop alumni and a certified Zumba instructor.

The KYUK staff poses for a group photo in December 2019 in Bethel, Alaska.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Springtime means journalism awards season, and the season has brought KYUK national, regional, and statewide honors for work produced in 2019. KYUK won a national first place award from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association, two 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, and 13 statewide Alaska Press Club awards.


  




Kuskokwim River breakup in front of Bethel, Alaska on the evening of May 3, 2020.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim River has largely cleared itself of in-place ice, greatly reducing the chances of flooding along the river, according to National Weather Service hydrologist Celine Van Breukelen. She’s flying with the River Watch crew, monitoring breakup conditions along the Kuskokwim.

Kuskokwim River break-up in front of Bethel, Alaska on the evening of May 3, 2020.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The Kuskokwim Ice Classic tripod fell on Sunday, May 3 at 9:58 p.m. The event marked the official time of breakup in front of Bethel. In the hours before the clock stopped, a sequence of events kept the contest organizers on edge.


Kuskokwim River break-up in front of Bethel, Alaska on the evening of May 3, 2020.
Katie Basile / KYUK

The water levels in the Kuskokwim River at Napaimute dropped 10 feet on Sunday night. Hydrologist Celine Van Breukelen has been flying the river with the National Weather Service’s annual River Watch program, and she spoke with KYUK on Monday morning about what she saw over the weekend.



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