John Dougherty was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks to study journalism and graduated with honors in May of 2018. During college, John wrote for the local school newspaper for a semester.
After college he spent a few months traveling around the U.S. He also worked on getting certified to fly drones commercially.
He joined the station in January of 2019. John quickly took on the crime and court beat. He has always been interested in these subjects and has enjoyed learning about the judicial process. Over the summer he also started covering the fire services in our community. He was able to spend significant time covering wildfires and won two awards for his work on these stories.
During his free time John enjoys hiking, extreme sports, photography, flying drones and cooking. He looks forward to continuing to cover stories that matter to Fairbanksans.