Where are they now? – The Shrimp Whisperer | INDIE ALASKA

Al Laudert’s shrimp photography was first featured on Indie Alaska in 2016 and has been one of the most-asked-about episodes in the series among Alaskans. We decided to catch up with Al and see what the shrimp whisperer is up to these days in Valdez.

Related: Watch the original INDIE ALASKA episode on The Shrimp Whisperer

Story by Valerie Kern

Photos by Al Laudert

Video by Eric Keto

Music from FirstCom Music

Originally from the Central Coast of California, Valerie joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. She creates original video content for the station's TV and digital platforms while also overseeing the Production Department. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV and Radio Broadcast Journalist where she traveled around Europe, Africa, The Baltics, Australia, and the Southern United States reporting on military events, exercises, and missions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, backcountry skiing, backpacking, yoga, and traveling.

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