Dunleavy press secretary will depart administration

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.

James Brooks

James Brooks was a Juneau-based reporter for the ADN from 2018 to May 2022.