About Amy Bushatz

Amy Bushatz Amy covers local Alaska news and events from Palmer, Alaska.

Amy is the founder of Mat-Su Sentinel, a nonprofit news startup covering Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough. 

Amy covers Mat-Su for the Anchorage Daily News, where she has worked as a news reporter since August 2023. She is also a co-host of Outdoor Explorer on Alaska Public Media, with episodes starting in March 2024.

Amy is the former Director and Executive Editor of Military.com. You can find her regular content and reporting contributions to Military.com here.

Amy is the host of the Humans Outside podcast and the owner and voice behind Humans Outside, a blog dedicated to travel, adventure and outdoor living.  

Amy’s personal experience on outdoor lifestyle topics has been featured in Real Simple Magazine (October, 2021), on the Outside Magazine podcast, in Tranquility by Tuesday by Laura Vanderkam (Portfolio, 2022) and If You Could Live Anywhere by Melody Warnick (Sourcebooks, 2022).

Amy and her family are featured in the 2023 Richard Lui documentary Unconditional.

Amy began her career in journalism at the Register Pajaronian in Watsonville, California, the Washington (D.C.) Times and Politico. In 2007 she followed her future husband across the country to his Army duty station, leaving behind a position at the Army Times Publishing Co. (now Sightline Media Group).

In 2010 Amy joined Military.com as an associate news editor. After moving into the role of a senior content editor and military spouse and family issues reporter in 2014, Amy became Executive Editor in November 2018. As a military spouse, she is passionate about covering military life and veteran family issues, and is a devoted subject matter expert on all military benefits.

Amy has freelanced for the Washington Post, Runner’s World, the FrontiersmanRootsRated.com, The Army Times, The New York Times At War Blog, devotional “Stories of Faith and Courage From the Home Front,” The (Tacoma, Washington) Northwest Guardian, Fort Campbell (Kentucky) Families and “Stories Around the Table,” a compilation of essays from military spouses available on Amazon.com. She also co-produced “To Remember,” an award winning documentary.

She has been featured as a subject matter expert by a variety of media outlets including NPR, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN.com, NBC.com, the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNBC. Her family was also featured on an episode of the reality TV show “Living Alaska.”

Amy and her husband, Luke Bushatz, an outdoor enthusiast and member of the Alaska National Guard, live near Anchorage, Alaska with their two sons. Amy is also the Director of Development for Remedy Alpine, an Alaska-based nonprofit co-founded by Luke and focused on veteran outdoor therapy. Actively involved in her local running club, she is also a former Chapter Captain of the Team Red, White & Blue Anchorage chapter .