Candace Carpenter

Candace Carpenter works as a multimedia journalist for KAIT. She is a graduate of Sheridan High School and University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Growing up, Candace spent many summers visiting her family in Poughkeepsie and is passionate about meeting new people and sharing the stories of communities in Northeast Arkansas. She graduated from University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Art degree in Applied Communication. During an internship course, Candace completed an internship with KATV Channel 7 and is now completing a Master’s degree in Mass Communication online. Prior to joining KAIT, Candace covered stories in Arkansas as a freelance journalist. Candace has competed in pageants over the years and placed 2RU in Mrs. Arkansas America sharing her platform, “Love Your Own Glow” as a skin cancer survivor. In addition to achieving a 200-hr yoga instructor certification, Candace enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, hiking, blogging, and walking her miniature schnauzer, “Leo”.

Recent Articles by Candace

Region 8 park gets updated playground

Committee designed to improve historic town

Historic town in Region 8 prepares for Bicentennial

Arkansas National Guard delivers more sandbags to Jackson Co. levee

State Representative seeks to create balance between landlords and tenants

State Senator proposes bill to create state tax incentives for opportunity zone investors

Arkansas Senator proposes bill for exceptions to minimum wage law

Governor Hutchinson signs bill to increase minimum teacher pay

Jackson County residents experience flooding in higher risk flood areas

County officials and crew temporarily secure levee until helicopters return in Jackson County

Hands-on food industry learning at Newport High School

4-H members learn about Arkansas government; 4-H Day at the Capitol

City officials ask residents in Grubbs to limit sewer usage during flooding

Heavy rainfall and flooding causing routes to close in parts of Region 8

Certified site in Newport shovel-ready; looking for new industries

Arkansas Senator proposes bill to give those with criminal records a fresh start

Bill proposed to end tax-deduction on gambling losses, provides Arkansas highway funding

Proposed bill would protect college student journalists freedom of expression