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Meet Our New Newsies

Davis Hovey

This month, we’re happy to introduce to you our newly-arrived volunteer news reporters. Meet Davis Hovey (pictured above) and Tyler Stup (below).

Davis hails from Greene County, Virginia, 20 minutes north of Charlottesville. He earned a Bachelor of Science in broadcast digital journalism at New York’s Syracuse University, where he also interned with local radio stations, worked part-time jobs, and volunteered as a leader in Christian youth ministry. Compelled by his love for news radio and “the opportunity to work… in a remote, unique place like Nome,” Davis joined our news team and hopes, he says, “to do my job in a way that is a service to the community of Western Alaska and the people who live here.”

Tyler Stup

Tyler Stup in the newsroom of KNOM’s digital studios. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus, KNOM.

Tyler also brings to KNOM a strong enthusiasm for radio. He grew up in the small, mountainous town of Evergreen, Colorado, then majored in economics with a minor in sociology at Colorado State in Fort Collins. He also cut his teeth in journalism in college, at radio station KCSU. In his service year, Tyler’s hoping to “grow both professionally and personally” and to “walk away with a deeper understanding of Alaska and its peoples.” It’s a “unique opportunity,” Tyler says, “to cover a region of the world that always has exciting stories to chase.”

Your prayerful support leads outstanding young people like Tyler and Davis to serve Western Alaska. God multiplies their efforts, and yours.