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Jerry Bever

By KTVA CBS 11 News 5:15 PM August 20, 2013

Director of Administration and Assistant General Manager

While moving to Alaska back in 1992 via the state ferry system, a logger returning from the holidays told me, “Alaska will either wrap her arms around you and never let go, or she’ll chew you up and spit you right back down to the lower 48.” Twenty-two years later, she still won’t let go.

I started my broadcasting career in radio back in the Land of Oz, Kansas. While getting my journalism degree at the University of Kansas, I started working at KCFX-FM in Kansas City. Classic Rock and the Kansas City Chiefs, a great combination! After working in Kansas for a while, I went looking for adventure. That adventure involved driving northwest from Kansas and catching a ride north on the Alaska Marine Highway. After a leisurely drive in from Skagway (in the first part of January!), I arrived at my destination. I’d taken a Radio job in Fairbanks Alaska, sight unseen. I’ve never looked back.

Fairbanks was a wonderful place to begin my Alaskan adventure. Great community, wonderful people and a great introduction to Alaska. While in Fairbanks I worked in Radio and TV (KTVF, KXLR, KCBF, KUSA), then in 1997 transferred to Anchorage to begin working at KTVA, KNIK and KBYR.

I also serve as Anchorage South Rotary Past President, Anchorage Broadcast Television Consortium President and Alaska Broadcasters Association board member.

My spare time is consumed by my 14-year-old boys, guitar playing, being a Rotarian and more guitar playing.

 

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