KUCB KIAL Unalaska Community Broadcasting

Laura Kraegel


Originally from Chicago, Laura moved to Alaska to work at KNOM Radio, reporting on Nome and the Bering Strait Region. Now, she’s excited to cover Unalaska and the Aleutians while still living on the Bering Sea.

Ways to Connect

Newscast: 06/11/18

Jun 11, 2018

The U.S. Postal Service says it doesn’t plan to close Unalaska’s branch; pollock “B” season has opened with a quota of 732,000 metric tons; and Fishermen’s Finest is appealing its ongoing tax dispute with the state.

Courtesy Cade Terada

Summer sportfishing has begun in Unalaska, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game wants to hear how local anglers are doing.

"There are about five people who regularly contact me and give me updates about what's going on, which I really appreciate," said biologist Tyler Polum. "But more would help too."

Polum is a sportfish biologist for Kodiak, the Aleutian Islands, and the Alaska Peninsula.

Newscast: 06/07/18

Jun 7, 2018

Summer sportfishing has begun in Unalaska; southwest Alaska is in danger of losing another school to low enrollment; and vessels transiting the Bering Strait will soon have new safety guidelines.

Newscast: 06/05/18

Jun 5, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants feedback on a dredging project in Unalaska; the former CEO of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Community Development Association has dropped out of an Alaska Senate race; and several challengers have filed to run against U.S. Congressman Don Young.

Newscast: 06/04/18

Jun 4, 2018

This June marks the 76th anniversary of the Bombing of Dutch Harbor; Trident Seafoods responds to online criticism about halibut bycatch; and two big names in Alaska politics jump into the governor’s race.