Hi! My name is Sam Davenport. I am a freelance writer and lifelong Alaskan who loves reporting on the state’s history, food and culture.
I am a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage, where I received bachelors degrees in journalism and political science. I was the executive editor of The Northern Light — UAA’s student-run newspaper — for 2.5 years (I began my employment at TNL in 2014). During my time at UAA, I completed internships at the Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Public Media.
I am a board member of the Alaska Press Club, a network of journalists and media in Alaska. I am also the managing editor of The Spenardian, an award-winning hyper-local news blog and magazine for the neighborhood of Spenard.
I have been published in the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Dispatch News, The Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska Magazine, Alaska Business, The Northern Light, The Anchorage Press, The Frontiersman, Alaska’s Energy Desk, KSKA, KTOO, Last Frontier Magazine, Crude Magazine, Mountain View Post, The Spenardian, Alaska Contractor Magazine, Wildheart Magazine and True North Magazine.
For freelancing rates or a copy of my resume, please email me at email@example.com.