Dave Stieren, host of the Dave Stieren Show on KFQD, is joining the Dunleavy Administration, but in what capacity?
Word is he is going to be out in the community, from Anchorage to Fairbanks, listening and communicating for the Dunleavy Administration in the place where he is a familiar voice who tells it like it is. It’s a combination of roles for an Alaskan who thinks on his feet but pulls no punches.
The governor has not yet replaced Matt Shuckerow as press secretary, but the role for Stieren is not that job — it’s a combination of communication and outreach.
Stieren is a familiar voice in the Railbelt area, as he has had a daily talk show for years. Must Read Alaska has learned he will start later this month.
Update: A statement will be issued later today as the governor reworks the communication strategy heading into his second year and facing a budget deficit that is nearly as large as the one he faced upon taking office.