Murkowski Welcomes Karina Petersen to Communications Team

Senator: Communicator's Commitment Will Benefit Alaskans

Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced that Karina Petersen has joined her Anchorage office as the new Communications Director for Alaska.

“I am tremendously excited for Karina to join my Communications Team,” Murkowski said, “With her deep Alaskan roots, Karina will be a perfect fit in my Anchorage office and bring the information about my work within the federal government with the Alaskans who are impacted. It’s clear that Karina sees communications as a vocation, not just a profession.  Alaskans will benefit from her passion and commitment to service that she has demonstrated both in the field of journalism and by helping those in need.”

Karina was born in Fairbanks and raised on the Kenai Peninsula. Ms. Petersen has most recently worked as the Media Relations Coordinator for Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization that provides aid to victims of war, disaster and disease in over 100 countries. Prior to that, she was a reporter at KTVA CBS 11 News in Anchorage for over two years. Ms. Petersen holds a Bachelor of Journalism in Radio-Television News with a minor in Spanish from the University of Missouri.