public radio reporter in interior Alaska covering mushing, Arctic science and happenings in the Far North

About Me

Howdy.  I’m Emily Schwing, a News Reporter and Public Radio Producer.  I cover news, both random and meaningful, but always of high sound quality, mostly in Alaska.

I’ve been known to cover far-flung music festivals in towns few can name .  I’ve also become something of a mushing correspondent, covering the state’s most fascinating sport and the world’s toughest sled dog races: the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. When I’m not recording howling dogs with a microphone or a camera, you might find me in our Borough Assembly chambers covering debates about the municipal budget.  My passion however lies in covering natural resource development, wildlife management, climate change and the environment.

I’ve also worked as the Morning Edition Host and Reporter at Boise State Public Radio in Idaho.  While at BSPR, I found a way to convince my editor  that I was not only a host, but a reporter with a deep interest in fish, game and natural resources. In Alaska, I have also worked with the Alaska Public Radio Network, KCAW in Sitka,  KFSK in Petersbug and KBBI in Homer. I’ve also filed stories for Mushing Magazine, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera America, American Public Media, Monitor Radio, the CBC and Deutsche Welle.   I’ve also produced work for KDNK in Carbondale, Colorado, KUER in Salt Lake City, Utah and KRLX in Northfield, Minnesota.

In my free time, I love to run with, show off and otherwise chat up the incredible achievements of my canine sidekick, Ghost. In another life, I was a graduate student in the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and I studied soft-rock Geology and Environmental Studies at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Still have questions?  I have answers: or on twitter @emilyschwing

… and yes, I did catch that halibut … in the summer of 2006!


One response

  1. Sui Kings

    Hi Emily,
    I, m sitting here in Whitehorse and miss you all. Have fun tonight at the Finisher Bunquet !!

    Greetings Sui

    February 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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