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.
Boil Advisory In Effect For Parks Residents
A boil advisory is in effect for Parks residents until further notice.
Carencro Man Arrested For Child Pornography Possession
A Carencro man was arrested for possession of child pornography.
State Police Do Not Expect To Close I-10
State Police tell KPEL News they do not expect Interstate Ten to close during flooding at this point.
Governor Makes Announcement On Morganza Floodway
The earliest the Morganza floodway is expected to be opened is Saturday.
Governor Jindal Announces Potential Impact Of Flooding
Governor Bobby Jindal just ended his press conference announcing the potential impact of expected flooding. Jindal says a total of three-thousand nine hundred people could be affected by backwater flooding and twenty-six hundred structures...
Governor Jindal Expected To Announce When Morganza Floodway Will Open At 3:30 p.m. Press Conference
If the Corp follows Governor Jindal's three day notice request, the earliest the Morganza spillway could open is this Saturday. Jindal is holding a press conference today at 3:30pm. He's expected to announce when the Corp will open the Morganza flood-way...
Morgan City Flood Preparation Meeting
Morgan City mayor Tim Matte and city officials are holding a meeting Thursday to discuss potential flooding and flood plans for Morgan City. The public meeting will be held tomorrow evening at five o'clock at Morgan City High School.
Weak Levees Concern Acadiana Officials [Audio]
Weak levees and not enough protection from the rising water is a concern for officials in the Atchafalaya floodway from St. Landry down to St. Mary Parish. Morgan City mayor Tim Matte says he's trying to prevent the worst from happening in his city...
Morgan City Expected To Be Hit Hardest By Flooding
Of all of Acadiana, Morgan City will be the most impacted by flooding according to officials there. Residents and city workers are preparing for the worst. Mayor Tim Matte tells KPEL's Suzanne Ferrara why Morgan City is the most vulnerable.
Residents Ask If Flooding Will Affect Lafayette
Lafayette residents need not worry about flooding.
Morganza Floodway Opening Update
Governor Bobby Jindal told residents to expect the Morganza spillway to open possibly as early as Thursday.
Voluntary Evacuation For Parts Of St. Landry Parish
A voluntary evacuation is underway for parts of St. Landry Parish due to expected high water.
Final Decision Soon On Morganza Spillway
The Mississippi River Commission is expected to announce when the Morganza Spillway will be opened within the next 24 hours.
Self-Evacuations Begin in Butte LaRose
It's the first request for evacuations in Acadiana.
Morganza Spillway Will Open: Morgan City Prepares[Audio]
KPEL News has learned the Morganza Spillway is expected to open in about six days by the Corp of Engineers.
Iberia Parish Declares State of Emergency
The scope of Acadiana parishes declaring a State of Emergency has increased to three this evening.
Baton Rouge Alcohol Tobacco Control Proposed Layoffs
The office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is expected to lay off six people including three high level positions to save money.
Atchafalaya River Flood Plain Residents Be Prepared
Residents in the Atchafalaya River flood plain should start disaster preparations now.
St Martin Parish Declares State of Emergency
St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier has declared a State of Emergency for St. Martin Parish because of predicted high water.
St. Mary Hosts Public Flood Meeting Tonight
St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin Junior is holding a public meeting tonight with officials from surrounding parishes including St. Martin.