Curtis Heyen

Curtis Heyen

Digital Content Producer - KSLA

Shreveport, La.

KSLA News 12 Digital Content Producer Curtis Heyen is an award-winning journalist, reporter and editor with deep roots in the ArkLaTex. He has had the privilege of fairly, accurately and credibly reporting, investigating, and sharing your stories from every corner of the region for more than four decades, first as a print journalist at small-town and daily metro newspapers, and now in broadcast media.

Among highlights of Heyen's career is his tenacious coverage of a small community's David vs. Goliath fight against an international consortium's plans to build the nation's first privately owned and operated uranium enrichment facility in their backyard, which led to precedent-setting court cases and coinage of the phrases "environmental racism" and "environmental justice."

His work along those lines also earned awards for coverage of social issues and environmental journalism and is cited in the project's environmental impact statement and "Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline," among others.

Recent Articles by Curtis

  Earthquake recorded near Blanchard, La.

  ArkLaTex veterans react to Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

  Louisiana must capitalize on success of its private-public partnerships involving state parks, Nungesser says

Accident closes part of westbound I-20 in Bossier City

Pay raises proposed for Shreveport’s mayor, City Council members

  Shootout sends man to hospital in life-threatening condition

  Car chase leads to major accident on Line Avenue; suspect caught with help of civilians

LSU Health Shreveport responds to report that EEOC complaints have been filed against the medical school

  Man found shot to death in Natchitoches

  House fire sends 1 person to hospital in serious condition

  Chase lands Louisiana man in a Texas lockup

Week set aside to salute the people who take your emergency calls and get help rolling your way

A few thousand remain without electricity in wake of storms

Squall line suspected of causing of swath of damage from McCurtain County, Okla., to Hempstead County, Ark.

  1 killed, 7 others hurt when possible tornado strikes Louisiana village

  Texarkana, Ark., fire crews rescue 2 women, child from houses crushed by tree that fell during storms

  Severe storms roll across parts of the ArkLaTex

Caddo Commission votes in favor of Resolution 35

  Shreveport police investigate shooting, detain possible suspect

Facebook recovers from sizable outage

Blaze destroys ArkLaTex wedding venue

Severe storms roll across parts of the ArkLaTex

  Caddo sheriff responds to request for third-party inquiry into inmate’s death

  Search for driver’s body moves farther downstream on the Sulfur River

Game wardens, volunteers continue search for driver of SUV that plunged into spillway

  Man missing, woman rescued after car plunges into spillway

  Families head outdoors to enjoy a sunny Easter Sunday

Woman dies when car hits embankment, becomes airborne then strikes a tree

Webster Parish man dies in 2-vehicle wreck in DeSoto Parish

Firefighters pull occupant out during house fire