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.
Driver’s Ed Instructor Denied Appeal For Lewd Comments To Teens
Former driving instructor Teddy Aguillard's 10-year sentence for making sexual comments to teen girls is upheld in Louisian's Third Circuit Court.
GOP Sen. Cortez Files Bill To Overhaul DOTD
In hopes of fixing the backlog of projects, copious construction time frames and oversight miscues, Cortez filed Senate Bill 498.
Congress Honors WWII Veteran From Abbeville
Retired Brigadier General Robert Joseph LeBlanc earned the Congressional Gold Medal --the highest civilian honor the United States can bestow.
Social Media Threat At Mall of Louisiana Prompts Evacuation
Though social media users shared the active shooter threats, no shooter or weapon have been confirmed to be found at the facility.
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...
Cameron Parish Trustee Crew Finds Rotting Human Head
The road crew made the grisly discovery Thursday along a roadside in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge.
Foreign Nationals Arrested In Lafayette ATM Skimmer Investigation
Both of the teen suspects were arrested at a local hotel after beung charged for installing a skimming device on an ATM at a local credit union.
Gov. & AG Coordinate Efforts Against Opioid Industry
The unlikely alliance is finally being forged to combat Louisiana's opioid epidemic.
Why Is La. Taking More Taxes From Our Paychecks?!?!
Is an effort to keep the state in the black making Louisiana workers see red on payday?
Gov. Edwards Calls Another Special Legislative Session On Finances
The governor is once again calling on state lawmakers to report for a special legislative session to address another looming fiscal cliff.
What To Expect From Trump’s First State Of The Union Address
The commander-in-chief will deliver his first State of the Union Address Tuesday and you can hear it live on the KPEL-FM airwaves.
Acadiana Men Sentenced For Sexual Abuse Crimes Against Minors
Two Lafayette men and one man from Abbeville were in court this week.