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.
Lafayette General Threatens Split From UHC Agreement
The termination of the cooperative endeavor agreement will be effective June 30 if the State does not appropriate full funding by that date.
The Ross Report: Senate Cmte. Shoots Down Home Health Care Funding
Senate Bill 357 would have diverted funding to Louisiana's home health care industry, but it was shot down last week.
Breaking: Officer Who Shot Alton Sterling Fired From BRPD
Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul fires one of two officers inmvolved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling.
Calif. Judge Rules Coffee Requires Cancer Warning
The culprit chemical is a byproduct of the bean roasting process that is a known carcinogen and has been at the heart of an eight-year legal struggle between a tiny nonprofit group and Big Coffee.
LPSO Deputy Charged With Battery Of An Inmate
A corrections deputy was charged with simple battery following an incident at the jail Thursday afternoon.
LCG Summit Yields “Unity” As Solution To Budget Woes
After a three-hour summit hosted by LCG's Revenue Committee, few solutions were offered, but many concerns were voiced.
Lafayette Parish Crime Stats Show Slight Drops In Most Offenses
Data comparisons show small decreases in most criminal offenses, with one-third of the investigations cleared by the LPSO.
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.