About

Hello, I’m Victoria Petersen.

I am an Alaskan journalist covering food, education, climate, environment and policy.

I am currently a reporting fellow with The New York Times Food desk. Before that, I freelanced full time, was a content producer for Alaska Press Club and was chosen as an inaugural fellow for the Hechinger Report’s Local News Fellowship to pursue a piece about how climate change is wreaking havoc on the nation’s aging school infrastructure.

I spent two years reporting on breaking news, education and local government on the Kenai Peninsula for the daily, regional paper, the Peninsula Clarion — where I also wrote a weekly cooking column. While at the Clarion in 2019, I was selected for Education Week’s yearlong Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship to complete a multimedia project on education in rural Alaska. In 2020, I interned with High Country News Magazine and created and edited web and social content as a digital producer for KTVA-11 News in Anchorage.

My senior capstone project, The Spenardian, evolved into an award-winning hyperlocal news blog and magazine for Anchorage, Alaska’s Spenard neighborhood, from 2016 through 2019.

Chuck, my dog
All six issues of The Spenardian magazine
Me at my first job: tour guiding on the Alaska Railroad, where I worked for four years as a first and second year tour guide, an onboard supervisor and a reservations agent.

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