Alaska TV Journalist’s Retirement Announced

By Kevin Eck 

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.”