Hannah Colton, former KDLG reporter, dies at age 29

Nov 13, 2020

KDLG is developing a longer story to remember Colton’s time at KDLG. We are heartbroken by her passing. We extend our condolences to her loved ones and to those who were close to her. 

Hannah Colton came to Dillingham in 2015. She dedicated a year of service as a journalist to Bristol Bay at KDLG.
Credit Molly Dischner

Former KDLG reporter Hannah Colton died earlier this week at age 29. KDLG is heartbroken by her passing. Colton came to Dillingham in 2015. She dedicated a year of service as a journalist to the people of Bristol Bay, lifting their voices with compassion and going to bat for the concerns of this community. Colton constantly pursued the truth, and she will be deeply missed. 

After leaving Bristol Bay, Colton went on to work as the education reporter and news director at KUNM, a public radio station in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

KDLG is developing a longer story to remember Colton’s time in the region. Our radio station is a small but close family. We extend our condolences to her loved ones and to those who were close to her.  

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