Alaska Reporter Steve Mac Donald Retires

By Kevin Eck 

KTUU reporter Steve Mac Donald retired Friday after working at the Anchorage, Alaska NBC Affiliate for 20 years.

He started at KTUU in 1996 as a general assignment reporter and went on to work as assistant news director, special projects manager and news director.

“This probably sounds very corny,” says Mac Donald, “but I believe journalism isn’t a job, it’s a kind of calling. It attracts a special breed of people who dig for stories, ask tough questions, and then strive to tell a story at the end of the day that’s compelling, accurate, fair and informative to viewers.”

“Steve’s natural talent as a conversational writer and storyteller combined with his passion for Alaska is evident to anyone who has witnessed his work,” said news director Tracy Sabo. “Steve is a compassionate journalist, yet ever-focused on his role as an independent reporter. He is deeply driven to hold those in power accountable, to shine a light on topics rarely addressed, to give underrepresented Alaskans a voice, and above all, he always takes the time to listen.”

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