Nikki Carvajal moved to Alaska in 1997, by way of one very full motor home on the ALCAN Highway. She made the trip from San Francisco to Talkeetna with her parents, grandparents, brother and 3-day-old sister. Nikki attended North Pole High School and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and while tackling part-time jobs at the university, she also served as UAF student body president during the 2010-11 school year.
Nikki began her career in broadcast news in 2005, working at KTVF Channel 11 in Fairbanks. She was hired as a production assistant, working her way up through the newsroom and doing everything from reporting to technical directing to producing and writing newscasts. In 2009, she earned a chance to anchor the weekend edition of the "Fairbanks Evening News," and a year later she was anchoring and producing the "Fairbanks Morning News" full time. Nikki has also worked as a weather forecaster for CBS News 13 in Fairbanks.
Nikki says she's always wanted to work at Channel 2 News, and in 2014 she moved to Anchorage for a chance to run the assignment desk at Alaska's largest local station. Nikki quickly proved her insatiable enthusiasm and commitment to telling Alaska's story, taking on the role of daily reporter. In July 2015, she was promoted to KTUU weekend anchor and now oversees all weekend news coverage and planning. Nikki continues to report three days a week as a multimedia journalist with a proven passion for covering education, investigative news, arctic policy and politics.
Though she wasn’t born here, Nikki very much considers herself an Alaskan, and is proud to work for the state’s number one News Source.
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