Matt Shuckerow is becoming the press secretary for Gov. Mike Dunleavy, starting Jan. 2. He will be leaving the staff of U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, where he occupies the same role as deputy communications director and spokesman. He is also the former communications director and spokesman for Congressman Don Young.
Born in Kodiak, Shuckerow grew up in Anchorage and went to Dimond High School. His college years were spent at the University of Nevada, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism.
Shuckerow worked for Sen. Lisa Murkowski for over three years in a variety of roles, including press secretary.
He has also commercially fished for salmon in Prince William Sound.
With his work for the entire Alaska delegation, he has traveled extensively throughout the state and has a close working knowledge of Alaska and its many nuanced issues. His family lives in Anchorage, where they own a business.
Shuckerow will be the primary contact for all news media inquiries and requests in the Dunleavy Administration and said he looks forward to returning home to work with Alaska’s press corps.