Suzanne Ferrara is a reporter for KPEL NewsRadio FM 96.5. A broadcasting veteran with 20 years in the business, Suzanne began her career at WWL-TV in New Orleans, while attending Loyola University. She left New Orleans for a news anchor job with WSEE-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania. Missing South Louisiana, she took a job as a reporter for KATC-TV in Lafayette; two years later, she returned to her birth place, and joined the news team at WDSU-TV in New Orleans. In 1998, Suzanne took a job as a reporter for WAFB in Baton Rouge to be closer to Lafayette where her husband, former TV news anchor Scott Brazda was living. From there she followed her heart and returned to Lafayette's KATC-TV as a senior reporter. Suzanne Ferrara has earned associated press awards and has covered numerous big stories; she is particularly proud of her coverage of the New Orleans Mississippi River barge accident which she reported live on CNBC. When management asked her to join the KPEL 96.5 news team in 2008, it didn't take much convincing: Suzanne was ready to join the award winning news team. Suzanne and her husband Scott are the proud parents of a ten-year old daughter Sophia and a two-and-a-half year old son Nick.
Morgan City Expecting 10.8 Crest, National Guard On Lookout
The National Guard began 24 hour surveillance of levee systems in and around Morgan City today.
Corp Not Expected To Open “30” Bays As First Planned
KPEL News has learned the Army Corp of Engineers is reporting the Red River Landing is cresting today.
Update On Evacuations For Butte LaRose, Happy Town, And Sherburne
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's officials have pushed back tomorrow's 8a.m. evacuation for only Butte LaRose residents.
St. Martin Parish Mandatory Evacuation Saturday Morning Postponed
St. Martin Parish Officials say the mandatory evacuation for 8a.m. tomorrow has been pushed back.
Multiple Child Molestation Arrests In Church Point
State police arrested seven people and charged them with aggravated incest and rape.
Krotz Springs Waiting For High Water
St. Landry Parish Officials say Krotz Springs will be hit with high water after flooding hits Butte LaRose.
Crest At Butte LaRose Lowered
Good news for residents who live along the Atchafalaya River in St. Martin Parish.
Portion Of LA 317 Closes
St. Mary Parish officials closed a portion of LA 317 because of high water. The segment closed is thirteen miles south of U.S. 90. It will be closed until further notice.
Fatal Train Crash In Estherwood
Acadia Parish Sheriff's officials are investigating a train crash in Estherwood today.
Communities Outside Morgan City Bracing For Record Setting Flooding
Unprotected communities including the town of Stephensville and Melville outside Morgan City are bracing for record setting flood levels.
Morgan City Still Bracing For Record Setting Flooding
The slow down in flood conditions has given residents in Amelia and Stephensville more time to protect their property.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash
A Church Point man was killed today after his Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed into an eighteen wheeler.
Morgan City Braces For Flood Thursday Or Friday, Crest Lowered
Morgan City may not get flood conditions until Thursday or Friday thanks to a north wind.
More Morganza Flood Gates To Open
The Army Corp of Engineers is expected to open about thirty more flood gates at a slow rate.
Disaster Preparedness Meeting Scheduled For St. Martin Parish
A disaster preparedness meeting will be held in St. Martin Parish Tuesday night.
Morganza Opens Tomorrow “Afternoon”
Morgan City Mayor Tim Matte tells KPEL's Suzanne Ferrara the Morganza Spillway will begin to open tomorrow afternoon.
Acadiana State Police On Standby [Audio]
State Police tell KPEL News troopers are on standby waiting to act on several possible emergency plans if necessary. Trooper Stephen Hammonds is urging residents to stay tuned to local media for important information including possible road closures.
Governor Jindal Meets With Morgan City Mayor To Discuss Flood Preparations
Governor Bobby Jindal visited Morgan City this afternoon where he met with Morgan City Mayor Tim Matte to discuss flood preparations.
Governor Jindal Warns Residents Not To Wait To Evacuate
Governor Bobby Jindal says flood-prone residents should not wait until official notification of the opening of the Morganza Spillway to evacuate their homes.
What Can Acadiana Expect If/When Corps Opens Morganza?
The water level required at the Red River Landing to open the Morganza Floodway is expected to hit it's mark Saturday or Sunday.