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Bonney Bowman

By Bonney Bowman 1:01 AM January 4, 2014

Reporter

 

After spending the first 18 years of my life in Chicago, I thought I was well prepared for Alaska’s climate. Then on my first day in Anchorage, I saw a moose and realized I may have underestimated just how different the last frontier really is!

I’m excited to be reporting for the new KTVA. I’ve known I wanted to be a broadcast journalist since my sophomore year of high school. I attended college at the University if Missouri-Columbia (MIZ-ZOU!) and landed my first job at KSN, the NBC affiliate in Joplin, Missouri. I spent four years there as a reporter and weekend anchor. I was there for the devastating EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011. That event taught me the true meaning of human resiliency and the value of a strong community.

After my time in Joplin, I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to work at the CBS affiliate, 10/11 News. I spent two years there as weekend morning anchor and reporter, learning all about corn and the Cornhuskers. After spending my whole life in the Midwest, I was ready for something new and that’s why the opportunity to come to Alaska was so exciting, Mountains are totally new to me and absolutely beautiful. I like to think I’m outdoorsy so I plan on making the most of life in Alaska!

My first goal of this new adventure is to learn skijoring with my two dogs, Sirius and Orion. I also have two cats, Reyna and Jet. The five of us like to pile on the couch and watch movies and snuggle. I also like to run and hike, so I can’t wait to explore the Anchorage trail system. I hope you’ll enjoy my stories from around this amazing state. Please feel free to contact me if you have any story ideas you’d like me to look into!

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