Hope McKenney

News Director

Born in rural Northern California, Hope started as a reporter and producer at KZYX in Mendocino County. She then worked at Kichwa Hatari ⁠— the first Quechua language radio station in the U.S., based in New York ⁠— and KQED in San Francisco. 

She has lived in Bolivia, Peru, and Cuba, and is now excited to cover the beautiful Aleutians.  

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Newscast: 06/01/21

Jun 1, 2021

The final resting place of an Unangax̂ soldier killed during World War II will finally be recognized; as the fishing season ramps up, so does frustration with a federal requirement that people wear face masks on commercial fishing vessels; the Alaska Judicial Council's vote on nominees to fill a seat on the Alaska Supreme Court was closer and more contentious than usual.


 

Hope McKenney/KUCB

Dutch Harbor has been named the nation's top fishing port in terms of volume of seafood landed for the 23rd consecutive year. And the Aleutians East Borough — which includes Akutan, False Pass, Sand Point and King Cove — rose from third to second place.

That's according to an annual report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released earlier this month on the status of U.S. fisheries in 2019.

Newscast: 05/26/21

May 26, 2021

Local public health mandates — including mask-wearing and self-quarantine after travel — are now "encouraged" instead of "required" in the City of Unalaska; Dutch Harbor has been named the nation's top fishing port in terms of volume of seafood landed for the 23rd consecutive year; and scientists have downgraded the alert level at Great Sitkin Volcano near the Aleutian Island of Adak following an eruption Tuesday night. 

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Local public health mandates — including mask-wearing and self-quarantine after travel — are now "encouraged" instead of "required" in the City of Unalaska. 

The City Council unanimously passed the resolution Tuesday night, citing decreases in the number of local coronavirus cases and high vaccination rates. 

Courtesy of Finn Spitler

Scientists have downgraded the alert level at Great Sitkin Volcano near the Aleutian Island of Adak following an eruption Tuesday night. 

The event took place at around 9 p.m. and produced an ash cloud up to 15,000 feet above sea level and impacted flights. 

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