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Kari Bustamante

Multimedia Journalist, Sports Anchor Fill-in

POSTED: 03:23 PM AKDT Jul 24, 2013    UPDATED: 11:48 AM AKST Nov 12, 2013 
Kari Bustamante

Kari started working at Channel 2 in September of 2010, covering the same sports teams she grew up watching and even playing with.

Born in California, raised in Anchorage, Kari was always involved in athletics. She had a decorated volleyball career at South Anchorage High School, and continues to play. In the winter she enjoys downhill skiing, spending nearly every day off at Alyeska.  The summertime is reserved for fishing on the Kenai with her parents and younger brother, hiking with friends and playing with her Yellow Lab Colby.

Kari was surrounded by sports since childhood.  She started playing soccer at age 4 and dabbled in cross country skiing and track. Her parents even put an ice skating rink in their backyard for Kari and her brother to play hockey on. Considering her first video game was NHL ‘97, Kari’s world didn’t extend much further than sports.

After high school, Kari graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She started working as a weekend sports photographer for Channel 2 her senior year, and began full time after graduation.

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