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

  Man dead following Werner Park shooting; suspects sought

  Sanders as Arkansas governor would be good for Texarkana area, close friends say

  Reading skills steadily declining among Louisiana’s younger students, report shows

  Gunman steals cash, smoking devices from store

22 dates in 2021 are mirror images of themselves

House fire reported in southwest Caddo

  Line Avenue homicide investigation continues

  COVID-19 compliance violations found; no one cited

  1 dead, 1 injured after shooting on Line Ave.

  Vaccinating 100 million in 100 days presents a challenge

  LSU Health awaits COVID-19 vaccine to resume vaccinations

  Researchers still learning long-term effects of COVID-19

  Pastor, “freedom baby” reflect on King’s influence

  Lakeshore Drive homicide suspect arrested

  Searchers find body believed to be missing man

  1 person hurt in 2-vehicle wreck downtown

  Man dies after being shot in chest on Lakeshore Drive

  Woman fighting for her life after being shot

  Coroner’s office IDs Shreveport homicide victim

Man dies after being shot on I-49 in Caddo Parish

  Man fatally shot during argument in Shreveport

Man accused of having child porn; bonds total $1.4M

  Who ensures compliance with COVID-19 rules?

  How ArkLaTex’s congressional delegates voted on whether to again impeach Trump

  Authorities ID homicide victim, his alleged killer

Man dies when pickup, log truck collide head-on

AEP-SWEPCO working to restore service to 6,008 customers who remain without electricity

  About 34,400 AEP-SWEPCO customers still without power

  Balloon’s journey from Kansas to Louisiana sparks quest to fulfill young girl’s Christmas wishes and more

Alleged porch pirate arrested by police