Joaqlin Estus

KNBA News Director

  Joaqlin is Tlingit and English-Irish. She’s of the Raven moiety, Ḵaach.ádi clan, from Wrangell in southeast Alaska.

At KNBA, Joaqlin is responsible for producing daily newscasts, a monthly call-in show, and special projects such as short series, interviews, and one-hour shows on tribal sovereignty, climate change and Alaska Natives, and the Alaska Federation of Natives convention.

Her radio news reporting experience includes work at KTOO, in Juneau; at KNOW-Minnesota Public Radio, in St. Paul, Minnesota; and an internship at the Alaska Public Radio Network. She’s also hosted a televised Legislative news show for KTOO, and worked on other TV and film projects.

Other work experience includes serving as public communications director for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; as a coordinator for the Alaska Coastal Management Program; and as a historian for the National Park Service.

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KNBA News
1:46 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Climate Change & Alaska Natives 2014

Approaching Kivalina, Alaska
Photo by Joaqlin Estus KNBA

KNBA presents a radio series: Climate Change and Alaska Natives, broadcast December 8-12, 2014 during KNBA Morning News at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The five-part series builds on our past climate change coverage.  

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The focus of the series is on the effects of climate change on Alaska Native homelands, and the traditional practice of gathering and sharing food from the land and sea. 

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KNBA News
4:30 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

AFN and Native Vote Candidates Forum

Every VOTE Counts
Credit http://www.nativefederation.org/2014/06/06/afn-and-native-vote-candidates-forum-this-monday/

KNBA news brings you special coverage of Alaska Federation of Natives and Native Vote Alaska U.S. Senate and gubernatorial candidates’ forum.  The forum was recorded Monday, June 9th, at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, during the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Mid-Year Convention.  The 1-hour-and-nine-minute forum was moderated by UAA 2014 Atwood Chair Mark Trahant, and features a panel of Alaska Native leaders asking questions.Candidates included Mead Treadwell, Dan Sullivan, Byron Mallott, and Bill Walker.

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KNBA News
4:11 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Aging in Alaska 2014 Special News Series

At age 92, Marian DeWitt attributes her longevity and good health to a traditional Tlingit Indian diet -- rich in fish and other seafood, and venison and other game.
Credit Joaqlin Estus

AGING IN ALASKA

March 17 - 21, 2014,  As a part of KNBA Morning News, News Director Joaqlin Estus shared a series of stories that discuss the value of Elders, the personal rewards of maturity and the opportunities & challenges of an aging Alaskan population. 

This special news series was made possible through a MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellowship, a project of New Media and the Gerontological Society of America.

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KNBA Morning Newscasts
3:58 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

KNBA Newscast Tuesday 02/04/14

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