Music is what brought me to radio but the fun and satisfaction of working with an organization that provides so much pleasure and education is what keeps me hooked.
I’m really happy to be part of KHNS and living in the Upper Lynn Canal.
Margaret is a KHNS alum, having served as News Director from 2012-15, Development in 2016/17 and now is taking on the challenging role of Program Director. Her experience is mostly in journalism, but also nonprofit communications and marketing. She lives in Haines, with her husband, John Hagen (who has been DJ at KHNS since high school!) and their dog, Buddy.
Madeline came to Haines by way of the Hammer Museum in the summer of 2015 after living and studying in the UK for a few years learning how to make a proper cup of tea. A Chicago native, she fell in love with the amazing community she found in the Upper Lynn Canal and at KHNS. She has always had a secret desire to be a voice on NPR; look at her now!
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Having served as former News Director at KHNS and KTNA in the past years, Amanda is taking it easy as the KHNS earlybird, hosting the morning news spot between her work at the Southeast Alaska State Fair and teaching DDF to the talented kids at Haines High School.
Abbey came to Haines from Massachusetts, by way of Petersburg. In Boston, she worked at WBUR for the nationally-syndicated program On Point with Tom Ashbrook before over-stuffing her backpack and moving across the country. In Petersburg, Abbey worked as KFSK’s news intern, hosting their local Morning Edition and reporting on everything from fish to ferries to puppet makers. At the end of the summer, she hopped on the ferry and made her way up the Lynn Canal to Haines.
Berett Wilber joins KHNS’s newsroom following an internship at KUCB in Unalaska. She is originally from Sitka and worked in the state legislature before deciding to pursue journalism.
I was raised in the heart of the Midwest, Lafayette, IN, where I finished an undergraduate degree in 1992. Originally from Denver, I’ve been in Alaska since 1996. Love the outdoors and sometimes wintering in a Mexican hacienda (a few weeks at a time).
I’m training my cat to snowshoe (just kidding). She hates getting her paws cold. Love new, old, traditional, alternative, bluegrass, but especially jam band Country music. Author of Alaska Journal — A Cyclist’s Adventure Tour in SE Alaska (1993).