Women on Deadline

A podcast about her experience in TV news

Hello fellow phenomenal woman -- and welcome!

Women on Deadline is a podcast about her experience in TV news. As women, we go through our own triumphs, challenges and experiences in the newsroom. And it's about time we talk about it!

Whether you're in front of the camera or behind it (or both!!), whether you're in the control room or in the field, whether you're a veteran in the biz or have just signed your first contract -- this podcast is about exploring those experiences and sharing those perspectives.

Our goal is to energize and unite women in TV news. Your input is invaluable. Thank you in advance for allowing us to be your platform. 

P.S.: We are not here to talk about makeup.


Meet carolyn

Carolyn is driven and passionate about helping other women grow to become more confident storytellers. She has almost 15 years of visual communication experience, working as a photojournalist at KING 5 in Seattle and KTVA-TV and KTUU-TV in Anchorage. Before that, she worked as a producer/editor at the Boston Red Sox.

Carolyn was also an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in Fall 2016. She is currently a graduate student at UAA in the Master of Public Administration program.

(photo courtesy Jeff Christian)


carolyn hall

Badass photojournalist who's sick and tired of the good ol' boys club

Photojournalist for 9+ years

Now pursuing a master's degree in Public Administration

Favorite story she's ever done: "It's a Problem" (b/c it's so teachable!)

Why she thinks women are needed in journalism: Our communities need well-rounded perspectives to share their stories. We are absolutely critical to that process. Our care, our connection, our insight into documenting history as it unfolds is lost otherwise.


Meet sierra

Sierra wants every woman to realize how important they are to the TV news business — and own it. She is currently a Reporter/Fill-in Anchor at KSBW-TV, covering Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Prior to living on the beach in California, she could be seen fabulously freezing in 0-degree live shots at KTVA-TV in Anchorage, Alaska.

She began her journalism career in women’s magazines, with bylines in Cosmopolitan for Latinas and Modern Luxury Media publications.


Sierra starks

Livin la vida live truck

TV reporter for 5+ years

Previously worked in women's magazines

Favorite story she's ever done: "Warrior Lincoln comes home"

Why she thinks women are needed in journalism: Let's be real. Women are needed in every profession.


Meet jes

Jessica Stugelmayer is the senior digital content editor at Edible Alaska and a producer for the Women on Deadline podcast. A multimedia journalist and editor based in Anchorage, she is a co-creator of the "Harvesting Alaska" series, for which she and Carolyn Hall both won a James Beard Foundation award.

Stugelmayer has also been a restaurant critic, a marketing copywriter, a drive-time radio news anchor and a general assignment reporter. She is an active member in the Association for Food Journalists, as well as the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.


Jessica stugelmayer

Hire me to help you get sh*t done

Specializes in multimedia journalism, audience engagement and graphic design

Favorite story she's ever done: "Will establishing the Arctic as its own food region save the culture? These chefs hope so"

Why she thinks women are needed in journalism: If women and people of color aren't at the table when deciding what stories to tell, their voices and diverse points of view are being left out of the conversation. Not afraid to bring my own chair.