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Beth O’Donnell is a Southern California native, so it’s somewhat surprising that hockey is what drove her into the television news industry.
Beth became obsessed with hockey when she was 10-years-old and in the crowd of an LA Kings game. Felix “The Cat” Potvin, changed everything when he stepped onto the ice with fangs painted on his mask, and the look of fur outlined on his pads. From there Beth’s love of sports grew and she tagged along with her dad to every college and professional sporting event she could. A few years later her dad suggested she take her love of sports and being in front of the camera, and combine them into a sports reporting career.
Knowing what she wanted from a young age, Beth made sure to get involved with her high school’s video production class where she served as a main anchor for two years. After that, Beth packed her bags and headed to Washington State University for it’s nationally-ranked broadcasting program. Beth graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in Communication and a B.A. in Sport Management.
After graduating Beth moved to Alaska to be a sports reporter/Anchor in Anchorage. At KTUU Beth covered, shot and edited a wide range of sports.
When Beth is not working, she enjoys spending time running around with her 80 lb. black lab, Kona. Beth is also an avid runner and hopes to qualify for the Boston Marathon one day. You can also catch Beth drinking a beer in her free time, another passion she picked up from her dad and brother. In fact, her love for beer is so serious, Beth obtained her Level 1 Cicerone Certification.