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‘Alaska Daily’: Is Eileen Fitzgerald a Real Person?

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Alaska Daily premieres on ABC on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, and fans are 

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excited to see Hilary Swank step into the role of reporter Eileen Fitzgerald. The 

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series takes Eileen out of New York and puts her in Alaska for investigative 

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journalism, and we're excited to see how the story unfolds.    

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Alaska Daily tells the story of Eileen Fitzgerald. Eileen is a reporter who 

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started at a New York newspaper but then finds herself working for The Daily 

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Alaskan based in Anchorage. While the newspaper is facing difficult budget 

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cuts, Hilary Swank's character hopes to break the story about a string of murders happening in the city, Star Tribune 

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I love people who persevere through adversity," Swank, the lead in the Alaska Daily cast, explained.