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Dunleavy press secretary will depart administration

  • Author: James Brooks
  • Updated: October 4, 2019
  • Published October 3, 2019

Press secretary Matt Shuckerow during a media availability with Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday, April 22, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Matt Shuckerow, press secretary to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, is leaving the administration “to pursue new opportunities,” he said late Thursday.

The governor announced on Twitter that Shuckerow will leave his position “later this month.”

Shuckerow was U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan’s deputy press secretary before joining the governor’s administration at the start of the year.

Since then, he has become one of the most visible faces in the administration, becoming the point person for questions and press conferences.

Shuckerow had also served as communications director for Rep. Don Young and press secretary for Sen. Lisa Murkowski before joining Sullivan’s office. He was born on Kodiak Island and raised in Anchorage.