KRBD Staff

Deb Turnbull – General Manager: Deb started working for KRBD as the Development Director in 2006.  A resident of Ketchikan since 1992, she’s made this community her home and KRBD her station of choice long before she knew she’d be working there. 220-7020

Maria Dudzak – Program Director/Morning Edition Host: Maria is KRBD’s longest serving employee, working for the station since 2000. On top of her hosting duties, she keeps the station on the air, assists volunteers and makes excellent lemon bars. You can reach her at the station 907-225-9655 or on her cell after hours 907-617-5979

Leila Kheiry – News Director:   Leila moved to Ketchikan in 1998 to be a local news reporter.  She worked at the Ketchikan Daily News before she and her dog, Mr. Darcy, joined KRBD. During business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), you can contact Leila at 225-9655. If you have a hot news tip after hours, try 254-1071.

Emily Files - Part time Reporter: Emily moved to Ketchikan and joined KRBD in January 2014. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston, where she discovered her love for radio storytelling working at Emerson’s student radio station, WERS and interning for NPR and PRI’s The World. 617-5933, emily@krbd.org.

Stuart Whyte -Development Director: Stuart’s responsibilities include all the fund raising duties involved in sustaining public radio like membership/pledge drives, underwriting sales, and event planning and coordination. If you have questions or need assistance in any of these areas, give Stuart a call  at 907-225-9655