Michael Carey was born and raised in Fairbanks. He graduated from Lathrop High School in 1963 and attended Ithaca College (BA 1967) and Duke University where he took graduate courses without completing his degree. For most of the late Sixties and into the Seventies he lived around New York City before returning to Alaska and entering the newspaper business. He was a member of the Anchorage Daily News editorial page stuff before becoming a columnist. For the last decade, he has been the host of public broadcasting’s “Alaska Edition,” a political analysis show. He lives in Anchorage.