Blake Essig, a journalist at KTUU in Anchorage, is one of the newest hires at CNN, where he will be the Tokyo correspondent for CNN International.
Essig joined KTUU in 2012. In 2019, he signed the petition to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
He was still working for KTUU in November when Must Read Alaska reported that he was among several journalists and media managers in Alaska who signed the recall petition during the summer months. However, he is no longer listed on the news company’s website.