Tripp retired on 6/30/17. Interim News Director is Rachael McDonald. A search for a new News Director will begin soon.
Tripp Sommer began as a volunteer at KLCC in 1981. He became KLCC News Director in 1988, serving at various times as host of Morning Edition, Northwest Passage and News at Noon.
Sommer is the recipient of Public Radio News Directors Inc's (PRNDI) 2014 Leo C. Lee Award.