After nearly 50 years, Alaska's first television station prepares to move to a new side of town
ANCHORAGE – Nearly 50 years after KTVA 11 began broadcasting from a station in Spenard, the newsroom is preparing to move to a new facility in East Anchorage.
Veteran reporter Lauren Maxwell packed up her desk Wednesday: After spending nearly three decades broadcasting from the Spenard studio, she said the old building held a lot of memories for her. As she pulled piles of paper and old photos from her desk drawers, she found an old picture taken at a Christmas party years ago with Augie Hiebert, who founded the television station in 1953.
“It made me think, the man who started it all would be proud of where we’ve been,” she said. “And, just like me, excited about the future.”