Christian Piekos

Christian Piekos

Reporter - KSLA

Shreveport, La.

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).

Education:

  • University of Missouri School of Journalism, broadcast journalism, 2016

Recent Articles by Christian

  Rapid COVID-19 tests coming to some east Texas businesses

  So, you got your vaccine. What should you do now?

  ‘We need help over here:’ Marion County declares a disaster for second time following winter storm

Vaccination site opening for Caddo Parish teachers, support staff and daycare workers

  As snow melts, blood center sounds the alarm for donations

  Overton Brooks bringing COVID-19 vaccine to veterans in Stonewall

  Protecting the four Ps during winter weather

  COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens in Mansfield on Feb. 11: What you need to know

  NSU launches esports program in new, state-of-the-art facility

  Louisiana health department expands access to coronavirus vaccine

  IN THEIR WORDS: Reflections from the front lines of the pandemic

LSU Health medical students collecting clothing for hospital patients

  Hundreds to be vaccinated for COVID-19 on Feb. 3 in east Texas

  CHRISTUS Good Shepherd set to begin thousands of vaccinations on Jan. 30

  LSU Health, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier team up for vaccinations at Galilee Baptist Church

  ‘Our world has changed’: Nonprofit offers tips to protect your kids online

  Shreve Memorial Library providing aid for those seeking information, scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments

  LDH creates smartphone app to help slow the spread of pandemic

East Texas hospital participates in international COVID-19 clinical trial

  East Texas school district announces plans to administer COVID vaccine to staff

  LDH: Former medical professionals encouraged to volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccine

  ‘We can’t let our guard down:’ Physician stresses the importance of virus mitigation measures after ‘UK variant’ discovered in New Orleans

  Arkansas moving into Phase 1-B of COVID-19 vaccination plan

‘We’re going to make a comeback:’ Krewe of Centaur keeping spirits high during a Mardi Gras absent of parades

  Waiting patiently for a COVID vaccine? Non-profit offers tips to streamline process

  Additional COVID-19 vaccination sites added across northwest Louisiana

  COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out at North Caddo Medical Center

  Nearly 150 east Texans to be vaccinated for COVID-19 on Jan. 8

  Louisiana’s COVID-19 hospitalization rate hits record high

  La. Department of Health issues updated COVID-19 vaccine guidance