DONN LISTON is an independent journalist who has lived in Alaska since 1962; Eagle River since 2010. He was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News during pipeline construction and is a retired teacher after becoming certified in Juneau after living there 20 years. DONN taught Adult Basic Education in the Anchorage community of Mt. View and the Mat-Su Job Center, 2007-2017.
“There was a time when Anchorage was a two-newspaper town; we had three television stations delivering supplemental news in black and white, with color highlights. As a kid carrying the lightweight Anchorage Daily News along the length of 5th Avenue from Alaska Sales & Service to Airport Heights Road, I had it easier than the Anchorage Times carriers with all that paper’s advertising bulk.”DONN LISTON remembers the ADN from the 1970s…
DONN was a member of three State Education Commissions, a high school completion teacher and GED instructor. He was selected as a 2013 BP Teacher of Excellence for his work with Nine Star teaching adult basic education classes in a basement classroom at the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club.
“A lot of those students couldn’t write anything when they met me,”Liston said of the former students who nominated him.