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.
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.
Former Abbeville Plant Manager Pleads Guilty To Polluting Vermilion RIver
The former manager pleaded guilty to directing employees to discharge pollutants into a canal that feeds into the Vermilion River.
Resourceful Dog Becomes Epitome Of Texas Resiliency During Harvey (PHOTOS)
A dog in Sinton, Texas has become an unlikely sign of Texas' resiliency in the midst of historic flooding.
Harvey Halts Oil & Gas Production In Some Areas Of The Gulf
As of Monday afternoon, nearly 100 offshore oil and gas platforms have been evacuated.
Breaking: Scaramucci Out As WH Communications Director
With less than two weeks under his belt, Anthony Scaramucci gets ousted.
UPDATE: Crash Near Lobdell Has I-10 Shut Down In Lafayette
Traffic is being diverted to US 190 in Opelouisas via I-49.
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.
UPDATE: Two Arrested For Shooting Of LDWF Agent
Two suspects have been arrested for the shooting of LDWF Senior Agent Tyler Wheeler.
State Police Find Nearly $500,000 Of Cocaine In Traffic Stop
The drug bust happened Wednesday, when troopers and a police dog found the cocaine after pulling over a Ford F-150 pickup truck.
State’s Budget Shortfall Leads To 60% Cut In TOPS Payments
College-bound students who use TOPS to pay tuition should expect to shoulder 60 percent of their tuition for the Spring 2017 semester.
Lafayette Man Sentenced For Stealing $1.5 Million From His Disabled Sister
The defendant was appointed the curator for his sister's estate when she was unable to manage her own affairs following an auto accident.
UPDATE: Woman Found Safe After Family Searching For Here
Anje Broussard's family said she has been missing since September 4th.