Ellen Lockyer has a long background in radio broadcast news. She arrived in Santa Fe in January of 2017 after a twenty -plus year career with Alaska Public Media.
She has covered a broad spectrum of stories as diverse as the economics of commercial gillnet fishing and the effects of space travel on the human eye.
She began her news career as editor/ reporter/photographer/layout artist of small, rural newspapers in Alaska, such as the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. She jumped to public radio in 1989, during the hectic days following the Exxon-Valdez oil spill in Valdez, Alaska, when she went to work at KCHU-FM in Valdez.
Since then, Ellen’s reporting has taken her to Attu Island, the westernmost point of land in North America, and to Arctic Village, where she covered the efforts of the Gwich’in Athabascans to halt proposed oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildife Refuge.
Ellen is native of Long Island, New York.