Dan Bross

Senior FM News Reporter

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993.  He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing. 

He graduated from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York with a degree in fine arts and environmental studies in 1987.  Snow and adventure lured Dan and wife Peggy to Alaska in 1992. The couple and their two kids enjoy cross-country skiing, backpacking and river trips.  

Ways to Connect

Robyne / KUAC

Fairbanks joined many cities around the nation and world over the weekend in holding an event to express solidarity against police killings of people of color, following the suffocation of an African American man by a Minneapolis officer last week. Sadness and anger about George Floyd’s murder drew hundreds of people together Saturday in downtown Fairbanks for a peaceful march and rally. 

Foundation Health Partners

27 cases of COVID-19 is the highest case count since the pandemic began. 12 patients or staff members at Providence Transitional Car Center, a skilled nursing facility in Anchorage, and others were traced to gatherings where social distancing and masks were not used.

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about how the Arctic, unlike the Antarctic,  gets ozone from other air masses.

05-29-20 12:30 PM newscast

05-29-20 8:30 AM newscast

05-28-20 8:30 AM newscast

The Fairbanks Community Food has weathered an initial surge of demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and is now anticipating a second spike. Looking back to mid-March, Food Bank CEO Anne Weaver says she didn’t know how long they’d be able to stay in operation.  

No Burn Ban for Now

May 27, 2020

The state has rescinded a burn permit suspension which had been in effect over mainland Alaska since May 1. A state forestry release says the move follows recent days' rain, and development of a plan to bring in firefighters in from outside Alaska, if needed.

The burn permit suspension remains in effects on the Kenai Peninsula due to an expected influx of recreational traffic associated with salmon fishing season.

The burn permit suspension prohibiting the burning of brush piles or lawns, and the use of burn barrels, will remain in effect on the Kenai through June. 

Mary Lewandowski / National Park Service

A landslide-plagued stretch of the road into Denali National Park has been repaired again. The area known as Pretty Rocks in Polychrome Pass is the location of chronic sloughing caused by climate