Antoinette Grajeda

KUAF host and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Antoinette Grajeda is a news producer for Ozarks at Large. She began her professional career as a print journalist in 2007 and joined the KUAF staff in 2009. She earned a B.A. in Journalism and in Spanish from the University of Arkansas. Since 2007, Antoinette has participated in the NWA Gridiron Show, which raises money for scholarships. She has also volunteered with the Lemke Journalism Project since 2008. This six-week program teaches high school students about different aspects of journalism. Antoinette lives in Rogers.

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