Weekend Anchor / Reporter

bbowman@ktva.com

Facebook  /  Twitter

After working in the broadcast news industry for six years, I moved to Alaska to work for KTVA in November 2013 and quickly realized my new home had many fascinating stories to tell.

I grew up cheering on the Bears in Chicago. After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2007, I spent the first four years of my career anchoring and reporting in Joplin, MO. I then moved to Lincoln, NE to work at a station there for two years. I was looking for something new, outside the Midwest, and jumped at the chance to explore the last frontier.

As a reporter for KTVA, I focus on the military and aviation in our state. I’ve had the chance to follow Alaska’s service members from the jungles of Thailand to the deserts of Afghanistan to the frozen tundra of the arctic. I’ve seen firsthand how reliable air service can connect the most remote communities to the outside world. And I’ve learned how the desire to explore our great state can lead to both triumph and tragedy.

Living in Alaska has opened me to new experiences, like the joys of wild spaces, the thrill of catching my own meal and the quiet of a night spent sleeping in a tent. It’s unlike anywhere I’ve ever lived and I feel privileged to call the 49th state home.