Christian Piekos joined KSLA News 12 as a reporter in January of 2018. He is no stranger to Louisiana, as he came to KSLA from KPLC 7 News in Lake Charles, where he served as a weekend anchor and reporter.
While at KPLC, Christian extensively covered Hurricane Harvey's devastation on portions of southwest Louisiana. He spent substantial time highlighting the daily plight of those recovering in the storm's aftermath. Christian also covered President Donald Trump's historic visit to Lake Charles to assess damage just days after Harvey hit.
While in southwest Louisiana, Christian also created his own weekly series called "Christian's Cajun Adventures" in which he learned the ins and outs of Cajun culture (ask him about frogging).
Before heading to Louisiana, Christian worked for CBS News in New York City. As a broadcast associate for "CBS This Morning," he delivered scripts for the show's co-hosts. Christian also assisted in handling logistics for guests appearing on the show. He has interacted with some of the country's top lawmakers, business leaders, and celebrities.
He was born and raised on Chicago's north shore. His heart lies outside Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.
You can catch Christian on the road in his free time, exploring all Louisiana has to offer. He loves spending time outside and eating (mostly eating).
University of Missouri School of Journalism, broadcast journalism, 2016
Just about one year ago, the first suspected cases of a dubious foreign virus were detected in Louisiana. Since then, over 400,000 Louisianans have contracted COVID-19, while over 9,000 others have lost their lives.
“A lot of families are not able to go in and see their loved ones and bring them clothes for discharge. They’re either leaving in the same clothes they’ve been in for a week or however long they’ve been there. Sometimes their clothes might be cut off if they come in with a trauma.”
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Louisiana Hospital Association, a Baton Rouge-based non-profit that represents and advocates for more than 150 hospitals and health systems, is offering tips for those currently waiting for the vaccine - with hopes of streamlining the process.