Meet the Team: Jeff Ferrell

Meet The Team: Jeff Ferrell

KSLA News 12 reporter Jeff Ferrell is a news veteran, with more than 28 years experience in nearly every part of the country. After graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1989, he drove more than 2,000 miles to hunt for jobs.

Jeff’s on-air broadcasting career began as a reporter in Rapid City, South Dakota in July 1990. Covering everything from the annual (and giant) Sturgis Bike Rally to raging wildfires, and even reporting once while standing perched atop Mount Rushmore (where they feared George’s nose may fall off one day), he lived there for two years.

He then went to Rockford, Illinois, where he covered the surging crack cocaine and gang epidemics of the early 90s. Jeff has also made stops in Decatur, Scranton, and Tulsa.

He then moved to Shreveport, a place he’s called home since 2000.

Jeff is a husband and father of four. He lives in Shreveport with his wife of more than 25 years.

After a mild heart attack while anchoring in 2010, Jeff has begun taking better care of himself. He quit smoking and lost exactly 100 lbs.

You can e-mail him at: jferrell@ksla.com