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After arriving in Unalaska roughly three months ago, interim reporter Caroline Lester has returned back home to Boston.


KUCB's Maggie Nelson sat down with Lester to talk about her time on the island, reporting on the coronavirus pandemic, and her upcoming adventures in California.



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KUCB has a new interim reporter.

Caroline Lester arrived in Unalaska last week and will be covering local and regional news for the next three months.

To introduce herself to the community, she sat down for an interview with KUCB's Laura Kraegel.


LESTER: My name is Caroline Lester. I am coming from Brooklyn, New York City. Grew up in Brookline, just outside of Boston. And I used to live in Sitka a little while ago. But this is my first time in Unalaska, and I'm thrilled to be here.

KUCB Staff

It's a time of transition at Unalaska Community Broadcasting.

Reporter Laura Kraegel is leaving KUCB's newsroom Friday after more than three years with the radio station.

KUCB's Hope McKenney sat down with Kraegel to ask how she's feeling about heading off-island.


During the month of December, KUCB is focusing our fundraising efforts on support for the KUCB newsroom.  We have a matching grant that will make your donations go further.

Thanks to the generosity of Alaska Airlines and RavnAir Alaska, we are able to offer a bonus for your holiday giving: for every $25 you donate, you get one entry into a drawing for a round trip system-wide Alaska Airlines plane ticket AND a roundtrip flight on Ravn. 

Lauren Snyder

Unalaska Community Broadcasting has covered local news for the past 20 years.

To mark that anniversary, KUCB spent every Thursday of 2019 looking back at all of our reporters and sharing some of their stories.

For the series' final installment in December, we focused on Laura Kraegel, who's been with the newsroom since 2016.