Christine Trudeau


Christine Trudeau is a radio and multimedia reporter, covering government and education.


She is a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, in Mayetta, Kansas, and holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Trudeau is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is a former intern at NPR’s headquarters, for their Diversity Department. She has also freelanced with NPR, National Native News, Yes! Magazine and Native Peoples Magazine, and was also intern with NPR member station, KUNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Vice Mayor Fred Watson is this week's guest on City Corner.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Welcome to City Corner, a weekly show on KYUK focusing on what’s going on in Bethel City Hall. I’m Christine Trudeau. The guest this week is Bethel’s own Vice Mayor, Fred Watson.



Last Thursday, July 13, the Bethel Planning Commission held its third hearing on Cezary Maczynski (above)'s plans for Kusko Liquor on the waterfront, granting him a Conditional Use Permit.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

801-B Front Street may be the new site of Bethel’s third and final liquor store. At last week's Thursday Bethel City Planning meeting, the Commission decided to grant Kusko Liquor a coveted Conditional Use Permit, pending a few conditions.


Vice Mayor, Fred Watson.
Katie Basile / KYUK

On City Corner this week, KYUK’s municipal reporter Christine Trudeau brings us an excerpt from today’s show, airing today at 11 a.m., where she sat down with lifelong resident of Bethel, Vice Mayor Fred Watson.



The license for Bethel’s remaining liquor store remains undecided.
Dean Swope/KYUK / KYUK

The reason that the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board could not award the final package store license at its meeting this week is that nothing has come out of the city review process with a nod of approval. This week, that left the state ABC board without anything from Bethel to move on.



Finance Committee Chair Jon Cochrane (center) addresses the Bethel City Council during 'People to be Heard,' on behalf of the work he and the Committee have put into the tax code rewrite over the last year and a half. July 11, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

After a year and a half of hard work from the City of Bethel Finance Committee, a major tax code rewrite was introduced at last night’s Bethel City Council meeting.  

Burke Waldron was appointed Tuesday, July 11 as interim Chief of Police by the Bethel City Council.
Katie Basile / KYUK

There’s a new Police Chief in Bethel. After some push back on candidate selection from the Vice Mayor during last night’s meeting, Bethel City Council has appointed Burke Waldron as interim Chief of Police.



Courtesy of Ravn Alaska

Ravn Alaska has appointed a new President and CEO. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau reports that the hire may be the beginning of an attempt to step up their game.



Sewer Lagoon Dredging Plan Map.
Courtesy of the City of Bethel / ch2m

The Bethel Sewer Lagoon Rehabilitation Project is getting underway, and KYUK spoke with City officials about the upcoming venture. The City of Bethel has released plans and is currently accepting construction bids on a portion of the project.


City Corner guests this week are City Councilman Naim Shabani (left) and former City Councilwoman Beverly Hoffman (right), who currently serves on the Parks & Recreation Committee. They are pictured here on July 6 at Kasayuli Subdivision.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Welcome to City Corner, where KYUK takes a look at city government. I’m Christine Trudeau, and this week our guests are City Councilman Naim Shabani and former City Councilwoman Beverly Hoffman, who serves on the Parks & Recreation Committee.


Beverly Hoffman (left) and Naim Shabani (right) at Kasayuli Subdivision, on Thursday July 6.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On City Corner this week, a look at a place that might become a park. Our guest is first time City Council member Naim Shabani, who spoke with us from the Kasayuli Subdivision last Thursday. We were joined by former Councilwoman Beverly Hoffman.