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Rontina McCann

By Rontina McCann 1:00 AM January 20, 2014

Weekend Sports Anchor

I grew up between my childhood home in West Virginia and Gainesville, Florida,  so that’s just like Anchorage, right?

There are really a ton of similarities and I’m excited to explore all the differences.

Alaska reminds me of the Mountain State: Both states are rich in natural beauty, resources and adventure! Of course I love being on the water and fishing, too.

I’ve covered every type of sports event and championship across the Lower 48 and look forward to covering snow sports and dog races, in addition to everything else. I found sports before I found journalism; the two came together at a basketball game when I was 9. I wrote an article (in AP style), made 25 copies and two decades later I’m still at it.

Along with my work in Alaska, I’m also a field reporter for ESPN’s College Football coverage. In 2013 I was nominated for an Emmy for my work there.

I love listening to baseball on the radio, watching races from the pit box, Christmastime and traveling with my family.

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