"I am delighted that Rhonda will be working on behalf of the citizens of Alaska," Palin said. "Her experience will provide an important link in areas that are essential to rural Alaska, including economic development, land use and energy issues."
Before moving to Alaska in 1988, she worked at KOLO-TV in Reno, KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada and KMVT-TV in Twin Falls, Idaho.
"To me, rural Alaska is the Last Frontier of great story telling," McBride said. "It's been an honor to share those stories with Channel 2's statewide audience. In many ways, this new job will be similar to reporting - telling rural Alaska's story, to help promote better understanding about the challenges of life in rural Alaska and the exciting possibilities for the future."
McBride lives in Anchorage with her husband, Michael Faubion, and son, Matthew.