Rhonda McBride, was honored by the Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday for her work as a reporter.
A member of the Assembly representing the Fairview neighborhood, Christopher Constant, introduced the resolution to honor her.
“In this age, we find that the media is often vilified and villainized and used a whipping post; whether you’re a politician or somebody who’s had a story told about you that you don’t like,” Constant was quoted as saying. “The fact is the media plays a instrumental piece a role in our community.”
Constant was away during the Nov. 30 Anchorage earthquake, and said he relied on the local media to find out what was happening. He said McBride is one of Alaska’s premier storytellers.
McBride moved to Bethel in 1988 to work at KYUK, and is now host of public affairs show, “Frontiers.”
She also was rural advisor to Gov. Sarah Palin before returning to the news business. She worked as a reporter at KTUU. She graduated from high school in Maryland and has a degree from the University of Kansas.
Assemblyman Constant has, in the past, shared his views on social media about Must Read Alaska, which while maintaining a strong sense of irony, is not a government-approved news source: