Abukar has joined the WJCT News from Maine Public, which is based in Portland, Maine.
He grew up in Portland and recently graduated from Colby College. Abukar got his start in radio journalism as a 2016 Jim Dowe Public Media Intern at Maine Public, where he produced a series of stories about Muslims in Maine.
Abukar continued to freelance for Maine Public Radio throughout his senior year and eventually joined the team as a reporter. Before coming to Maine Public Radio, he was an editorial assistant for the Colby Magazine, a Huffington Post blogger, and the News Director of Colby's WMHB Radio Station.