Born in Lafayette and raised in St. Martinville, I am a Cajun in heart, mind and spirit. I dove into the news industry with my start at my hometown newspaper where I picked up some journalistic skills. I earned a degree in mass communications at UL Lafayette which prepared me for covering news in Acadiana and around the state. As a news reporter for KPEL, my news beats include, but are not limited to, Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Lafayette Parish School Board. Jumping from print media to broadcast has been an exciting move for me in the ever-changing multimedia environment of today's news world. When not covering news, I can often be found playing guitar or cooking at home, both usually being done with my daughter, Jolie, very near by.
Utah Lawmakers Try Rapping…And It’s Terrible
I'm sure most of us can recall the Schoolhouse Rock video that taught us how a bill becomes a law in the U.S. legislative process. Utah lawmakers should have just posted "I'm Just A Bill" rather than making their cringe-worthy attempt at explaining the legislative process to the music of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song...
La. Journalists Call For Transparency Amid Frat Hazings
Louisiana's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists wants transparency and cooperation from universities regarding recent cases of fraternity hazing investigations.
Acadiana Woman Pleads Guilty Following Massive Drug Bust
The Church Point woman faces 10 years to life in prison for the massive drug bust made earlier this year.
Leonard Fournette Donates Trophies For A New Use
A Jacksonville-area high school will be given the trophies, but after some major modifications.
LHS Marching Band Headed To NYC For Macy’s Parade
The Mighty Lion Marching Band is one of 10 to participate in the 2018 Thanksgiving Day parade.
Derrick Stafford Sentenced To 40 years In Shooting of Jeremy Mardis
A state district judge has sentenced former Marksville City Marshal Derrick Stafford in the death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis.
Mother Arrested For Giving Birth, Abandoning Baby In Wal-Mart
Thomas' criminal rap sheet also includes charges of negligent homicide in connection with the death of another child.
Lawsuit: Clay Higgins Owes $100K in Child Support
The lawsuit states Higgins is on the hook for back child support payments for three children.
Alabama Fans Arrested For Vandalizing Tiger Stadium’s Midfield Logo
A pair of teenagers were cited with criminal trespassing for breaking into Tiger Stadium early Saturday morning.
Gov. Edwards Asking For An Additional $4 Billion For Flood Assistance
Gov. John Bel Edwards is once again appealing to the federal government for additional flood recovery funding. In a letter to Pres. Barack Obama, Edwards requested more than $4 billion for disaster assistance for Louisiana floods in March and August 2016...
BR Asst. Principal Pleads Not Guilty In Teacher’s Murder (UPDATED)
Robert Marks has been formally charged for the death of Lyntell Washington and her unborn baby.
Louisiana Cities Among “Most Fun Cities In America”
Three Louisiana cities made the list--with two coming in near the top.