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.
Latest Escaped Inmate Returning to St. Mary Jail
A warrant for simple escape was acquired for Perez after he escaped on Friday.
Aggreko Expansion Bringing Jobs To Iberia Parish
The expansion that is expected to produce 30 new direct jobs and 30 new indirect positions in Acadiana.
Lafayette Native Rising To Top Of National Music Competition
TownSquare Media's Taste of Country features Lafayette native Chase Dugas among its national finalists.
Bishop “Deeply Saddened” Following Priest’s Arrest
The head of the Diocese of Lafayette shares his thoughts on the confession and arrest of a St. Landry Parish priest on sexual abuse charges.
Resource Officers Being Assigned To Every LPSS School
School resource officers could be found at every high school and middle school in the parish, Now, the presence of an armed, uniformed officer will be extended to all grades K-12.
LPSS To Unveil Online Checkbook
Lafayette School Board member Justin Centanni talks about new initiatives being implemented in the school district.
Crude Oil Tanks Burn At Gueydan Plant
Weather is being blamed for a blaze at Gueydan's Pure Oil facility.
Suspect Arrested After Standoff At Carencro Home
Shots were fired towards deputies, but no one was injured in the standoff on Bayou Bend Road.
Lafayette Cell Phone Store Robbed At Gunpoint
The Lafayette Police Department is investigating the afternoon armed robbery.
UPDATE: 3rd Man Arrested In Death Of St. Martinville Teen
62-year-old Donald Boutte of Breaux Bridge has also been arrested.
LPSS To Discuss Budget Wed.; Board Invites Public Input
The Lafayette Parish School Board will meet Wednesday to discuss the FY 2018-19 budget. A public hearing is set for 4 p.m.
Trump: WH Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow Suffers Heart Attack
Trump said Kudlow is being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center.