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

  Bossier schools look to fill over two dozen bus operator openings

  “People are just so neighborly,” Texas celebrates ‘Small Business Week’

  “All it takes is one storm:” Preparing for the 2021 hurricane season

  East Texas students raise money to create water well in Uganda

  Little Union Baptist Church honored with marker on Louisiana Civil Rights Trail

  ‘COVID has impacted students differently’: East Texas school leaders discuss lost learning amid pandemic

  More than $2.2 million raised for Give For Good; donate here

  ArkLaTex Dermatology offering free skin checks as part of Melanoma Monday

  ‘Treat us with common decency’: Organization marching for justice on May 1

  Everything you need to know about the State Fair of Louisiana

  After record-breaking festival, Film Prize Junior announces winners during virtual ceremony April 28

  Bossier Schools announces summer programs to help make up for lost learning

  ‘People actually care’: East Texas working to ‘Keep Marshall Beautiful’

  ‘Empathy and compassion is what we should all have’: Mayor Perkins revitalizes program to bring opportunity to young men of color

  Grambling State, SUSLA awarded $20,000 from the Home Depot

Questions answered about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

  Goodwill Industries works to create second chances for offenders

  ‘Spirit of giving’: Bossier City man recognized for donating blood 500 times

  April is National Donate Life month

  Two people escape mobile home fire in west Shreveport

  Keeping Marshall Beautiful: Beautification Award recognizes those improving the appearance of the city

  Woman dead, man in stable condition after shooting at Mansfield hotel; suspect in custody

  “There is help out there:” Project Celebration addresses online safety for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  Inaugural Bourbon and Barbeque Festival heats up Saturday, April 10

  “A feel good project:” Hundreds coming together to clean up Shreveport on April 10

  CDC: 80% of teachers, school staff, childcare workers have had at least a dose of vaccine

  LIST: Preparing for a First Alert Weather Day

CDC Study: Single shot of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines is 80% effective after two weeks

  ‘We are all very disappointed and let down’: LSUS students, faculty at odds over virtual commencement ceremonies

  Driver strikes major gas line near busy intersection in south Shreveport