Laura Kraegel

Reporter

Originally from Chicago, Laura moved to Alaska to work at KNOM Radio, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. Now, she’s excited to cover Unalaska and the Aleutians while still living on the Bering Sea.

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Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Bering Sea fishermen head out Monday for the start of the commercial crabbing season.

Despite participating in what has long been considered one the country's most dangerous fisheries, the crab fleet has made major safety strides in the last two decades.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel spoke with Captain Bill Wichrowski of the F/V Summer Bay and Scott Wilwert of the U.S. Coast Guard's fishing vessel safety program about that changing culture.

Newscast: 10/11/18

23 hours ago

Bering Sea fishermen will head out Monday for the commercial crabbing season, so KUCB swapped its standard newscast for a discussion with a captain and a safety manager for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Newscast: 10/19/18

Oct 10, 2018

Recovery efforts continue for a missing Unalaska man; the City Council has certified results of the 2018 municipal election; and a new poll suggests longtime Alaska Congressman Don Young may face a tight race next month.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The Unalaska City Council has certified the results of last week's municipal election, which brought 433 voters to the polls.

"We had a 21.5 percent voter turnout, which was lower than last year by about 10 percent," said City Clerk Marjie Veeder.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Unalaskans are still looking for Willy Robinson, an island resident who went missing last week while fishing in Captains Bay.

While police called off their two-day search last Thursday and described the likelihood of finding Robinson alive as "very, very slim," his family and friends are hoping to recover his body.

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