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Laureli Kinneen, News Director

Laureli in KNOM's newsroom

Laureli hails from Unalakleet (YOU-nuh-luh-kleet), a town not too far from Nome, nestled on the Eastern coast of Alaska’s Norton Sound. Laureli grew up listening to KNOM while camping and fishing up the Unalakleet River and down the Bering Sea coast – her favorite places in the world.

In 2001, she moved to Nome and cherished nine years as a mom, chicken raiser, dog musher, home builder, and fish cutter.

Laureli joined the KNOM team in October 2008 as Public Affairs Director; she became News Director in December 2009. With relatives throughout Western Alaska – from St. Mary’s all the way up to Kotzebue – she dedicates herself to airing what’s important to radio listeners throughout her home region.

Laureli says she enjoys sewing, running short distances, baking, boating, and tea.