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
Hudson PEP Elementary School students read A Long Walk To Water, a New York Times best-seller written by Linda Sue Park, which tells two stories of children in Sudan. The book highlights the daily struggles people in this region face accessing healthy drinking water.
“It is a feel-good project, it’s a wonderful way for people to get together and do something good for the community. Anytime you do community service and you’re outside, that’s a double whammy to increase how you feel about yourself and how you feel about the community.”