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Jason Sear

By Jason Sear 12:56 PM January 1, 2014

Digital Content Manager

Like many, I moved to Alaska because of a job. Unlike many, my path to Alaska – and eventually Anchorage – started in the bush.

My first trip to Alaska came in 2011, when I landed in Dillingham with 2 suitcases and my dog, Amos. I spent 3 years as Program Director at KDLG Public Radio. It’s impossible to come up with enough positive adjectives to describe the people and places of Bristol Bay. Simply put: If you’ve never been, GO!

Prior to Dillingham, I spent a year in Israel, teaching English, seeing the sites and struggling to learn Hebrew.

Before living in Israel, I spent 6 years in downtown Chicago, where I attended Columbia College, played music and worked as a producer for CBS and Clear Channel radio stations.

My radio career began in Pontiac, Illinois at the age of 16. I hosted weekend shifts, spinning oldies and convincing myself that nobody could hear my voice crack on-air. (“Alright, up next is the Beatles, with A HAAAARd Days Night!”)

To my family’s dismay, I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Alaska. When the opportunity to help build KTVA’s web presence from the ground up came my way, I couldn’t say no.

Alaskans deserve a fresh, new take on the news and events that matter to them.

I’m thrilled to be a part of the team that’s making it happen.

 

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    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 16:49

    Alaska State Troopers say they’re investigating a deadly vehicle crash in Hoonah that killed one Friday morning. The overturned vehicle was found on Long Island Road, troopers wrote in an online dispatch. Another adult involved in the incident was taken to Juneau for medical treatment, the agency said. The names of the injured and the deceased are […]

  • News

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    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 15:38

    A nearly 600-foot chemical tanker ran aground on an Alaska island in the Bering Sea. The Coast Guard says there were no signs of pollution or injury to the 24-member crew after it hit Nunivak Island on Friday morning. The ship is carrying 14.2 million gallons of various fuel products. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly […]

  • News

    Video of teen climbing onto roof of moving car sparks police investigation

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 24, 15:31

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  • DayBreak

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    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 24, 15:10

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  • DayBreak

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    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 24, 15:04

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  • On-Air

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  • Sports

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    by Dave Goldman on Jun 24, 12:48

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  • DayBreak

    Outdoor fashion finds to weather long summer days in Alaska

    by Sierra Starks on Jun 24, 10:51

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