Alaska Reporter Steve Mac Donald Retires

By Kevin Eck 

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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.”