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.
UPDATE: CAPTURED; Lafayette Man Wanted For Child Sex Crimes
Attorney General Jeff Landry and his Cyber Crime Unit are looking for 65-year-old Durice "Joey" Richard accused of child sex crimes.
The New Iberia Police Dept. Hits The Streets This Weekend (AUDIO)
Police Chief Todd D'Albor discusses what changes will be seen on the streets of New Iberia when the NIPD is resurrected this weekend.
4th Arrest Made In Case Of Murdered Teen
A Breaux Bridge woman was arrested for supplying the murder suspect, a convicted felon, with a firearm weeks before Simone Robin was found dead.
Trump Endorses Clay Higgins For Congressional Re-election
The Donald J. Trump For President, Inc. organization announced the president is backing Higgins because--among other reasons--he is "a law-and-order candidate."
Decades-Old Catholic Charity Reorganizing In Acadiana
Catholic Services of Acadiana will have a new name, but will serve the same purpose.
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.