KTUU reporter and anchor Steve Mac Donald is retiring on December 2.
Mac Donald has worked at the Anchorage, Alaska NBC affiliate since 1996. While there, he’s worked as a general assignment reporter, assistant news director, news director and special projects manager.
“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.”
Before working at KTUU, Mac Donald was a reporter and news director for local CBS affiliate KTVA.
“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,” says 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.”