Destinee Patterson

Destinee Patterson

Reporter - KSLA

Shreveport, La.

Destinee Patterson joined KSLA News 12 in July of 2020.

Destinee is new to southern living, but visited Louisiana and Texas several times growing up. She's originally from Schaumburg, Ill. (a suburb outside of Chicago), but always knew she wanted to venture out and experience different parts of the country.

She started her journalism career at KOMU 8 News in mid-Missouri, covering everything from the exoneration trials of Jonathan Irons to the student outcry of racial injustice on Mizzou's campus to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on real estate and unemployment.

Destinee graduated from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism with honors, majoring in Convergence Journalism and minoring in sociology and Spanish. During her time there, she also interned at ABC 7 Chicago and contributed to Cheddar News and Columbia Missourian.

A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Destinee is also a spring 2019 initiate of the Epsilon Psi chapter, formerly serving as journalism and publicity co-chair and parliamentarian.

When she's not reporting, you can find Destinee cuddled up with a romance novel, watching a musical, trying new food, or hopping on a plane to travel the world.


  • University of Missouri School of Journalism, major in convergence journalism with minor in sociology and Spanish

Recent Articles by Destinee

  Johnson & Johnson vaccinations underway at the Brookshire Grocery Arena

  Entertainers cautiously optimistic about Louisiana’s move back to Phase III

  East Texas business owners react to news of reopening

  Water flowing for most people in Zwolle; town remains under a boil advisory

  Zwolle residents, businesses have been without running water for nearly 2 weeks now

  BEHIND THE SCENES: How Caddo Parish handles emergencies, natural disasters

  INTERVIEW: Mayor Perkins updates citizens on city’s progress restoring water service

Water, food to be distributed around ArkLaTex on Sunday

  LaDOTD warns drivers of deteriorating road conditions

  Emergency agencies dealing with icy conditions beg people to stay off roads

  SWEPCO: All hands on deck ahead of expected winter storm

  “Pink Tax” soon to be eliminated in Shreveport

  Gunfire rattles streets of quiet Louisiana town

  More than 100 COVID-19 vaccine doses discarded at Shreveport hospital

  LSU Health Shreveport faculty address questions, concerns about current state of pandemic

  Barstool Fund to help another Shreveport-Bossier City business

  Caddo observes its first Louisiana National Guard Day

  CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System hosts first vaccination clinic in Longview, TX

  Shreveport small business receives donation from Barstool Fund

  Mortal shooting of man leaving liquor store was not the first at or near that business

  Reading skills steadily declining among Louisiana’s younger students, report shows

  Dozens in Shreveport participate in pro-life demonstration

  Chucks and Pearls for first female VP

  Caddo official backs off push to urge Louisiana to raise its minimum wage

  Pastor, “freedom baby” reflect on King’s influence

  Shreveport native helps establish Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as holiday on college campus

  Shreveport artists from entertainment industry share their experiences through the pandemic

  Who ensures compliance with COVID-19 rules?

  City Council postpones Mayor Perkins’ $206 million bond proposal

  CDC’s eviction moratorium set to expire without extension