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Lauren Maxwell

By Lauren Maxwell 1:02 AM January 20, 2014


People sometimes seem surprised when I tell them I have worked for KTVA for 27 years, but only for a minute. Usually they pause and say “That’s great, I knew I’d been watching you for a long time!”

It’s difficult to say when my journey as a journalist began. I grew up in suburban Philadelphia and graduated with a degree in anthropology from Barnard College in New York City. Journalism was not a thought back then and moving to Anchorage was never the plan. But what started as a summer adventure has lasted more than 30 years.

Alaska is definitely my home now and television reporting is definitely my career. It’s a long story about how that came to be, but let’s just say I’m glad it happened. I can’t imagine another career and I am grateful for it every day.

Sharing stories about the people who live in our community and the place they call home is a privilege. The new KTVA will expand our reach to even more areas of the state, bringing home stories we haven’t had an opportunity to cover before. I am excited!

One a personal note, I have two great kids who are almost grown and a schnauzer that won’t stop barking. I love to cook and eat ethnic food and I get anxious if I don’t have a book to read. I enjoy designing jewelry (and wearing it on the air). Fall is my favorite season; if only it lasted a bit longer!


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