KTNA hires Phillip Manning for news producer

KTNA is pleased to announce that Talkeetna resident Phillip Manning has been hired to fill the vacant News Producer position at the station.

Manning is no stranger to the KTNA airwaves as he has produced several news pieces on a free lance basis since July of 2012, most notably Manning helped KTNA provide radio coverage of the flood in September of last year.

KTNA General Manager Will Peterson said  “I’m pleased with how this hiring process worked out.  Phillip is smart, curious, has a good on-air presence, and is a good writer.  Reporting in a small town is a tough job, I’m confident that Phillip will meet the challenge.  He has professional experience in several different settings that will help provide a good foundation for reporting in the Susitna Valley.  Manning is a welcome addition to the KTNA staff.”

Manning received a degree in International Studies from Austin College in Texas in 2006.  He has been a resident of Talkeetna since 2011 and serves on the Board of Directors of the Denali Arts Council.  Manning begins work with KTNA on June 5.

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