Austin Sjong

Morning Edition Producer/Tech Beat Reporter

Austin grew up in the rural Alaskan village of Aniak, located on the south bank of the Kuskokwin River. Growing up, he says participated every sport he could play and enjoyed driving snowmachines and four wheelers as often as possible.

After graduating from high school, Austin moved to the “big city” of Anchorage to study at UAA. There, he began his degree work as a business major but quickly changed his focus to Journalism and Public Communications after realizing he had a passion for writing.

Just two weeks after earning a bachelor’s degree from UAA, Austin joined the Channel 2 News team. He is currently the producer of the Morning Edition newscast, in which he also pioneered a new on-air segment called Tech Beat. This upbeat segment features consumer tech news of interest and impact to Alaskans.

Austin is also a fill-in Anchor for Channel 2 Sports, a perfect fit for his love of all things sports. He says it’s truly “an honor” to provide news and sports coverage to the state of Alaska... and enjoys having a little fun along the way.

If you have a story idea for Austin or the Morning Edition team, you can reach him directly by email:

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