Kirsten Swann is a freelance journalist who loves finding new ways to tell old stories; especially the ones here in Alaska. An Anchorage resident since grade school, she studied journalism at Michigan’s Hillsdale College and contributed to various local newspapers before returning home and covering municipal matters for the Anchorage Daily Planet, an online news startup, in 2009. She subsequently worked as a broadcast reporter then web editor for KTVA 11 News, and her writing is currently published in both Alaska Business Monthly and the Anchorage Press.
Her passion lies in MtViewPost.com, the hyperlocal news website she began publishing in spring 2014. It features writing about the people and places that make up Mountain View, where she’s lived with her husband and two dogs for more than a year now. She enjoys hearing the neighborhood’s stories and sharing them with the rest of the world, and she’s especially excited about the fusion of traditional journalism and digital innovation.