4 time Emmy winner and repeat Reporter of the Year recipient Doug Warner co-anchors KSLA News 12 at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. Doug moved to evening anchor in 2014 after co-hosting KSLA's morning show. He also contributes to KSLA News 12's investigative team and loves sharing stories about a lot of the positive going on in our communities. Doug joined KSLA News 12 in 2009 after returning to the ArkLaTex from Oklahoma City. He spent 6 years there as an anchor, reporter and occasional storm chaser at Oklahoma City's CBS affiliate KWTV. Doug was selected as the 2017 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Reporter of the Year, as one of two finalists for the 2017 Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Reporter of the Year, and as the Louisiana Associated Press Reporter of the Year in 2011. He's also been honored by the Louisiana AP for his feature, spot news and weather reporting. Before joining KSLA, Doug was previously honored numerous times by the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, and the Associated Press of Texas. Doug was raised in DeRidder and later graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles. He previously worked as a sports anchor and reporter in Lake Charles, La., and Beaumont, Texas. Doug also spent time behind the anchor desk in Waco, Texas, and Oklahoma City. During his quarter century-plus career in TV and radio news, Doug has covered major hurricanes, including Katrina and Rita, and secured the first interview with George W. Bush after the 2000 presidential election. He later was asked to emcee the Crawford, Texas, presidential inauguration that was attended by President Bush and first lady Laura. Doug has also traveled to Hawaii to report on the annual Maui Classic basketball tournament. Doug learned about the art and science of storm chasing during his years in Oklahoma and has continued his love of chasing storms here in the ArkLaTex. His extensive Emmy winning reporting on the need for life-saving cable barriers on our interstates and highways has resulted in hundreds of miles of cable barrier being installed along Interstates 20, 49 and 220 throughout northwest Louisiana. He volunteers much of his free time coaching his two boys at Bossier Little League. And when Doug is not coaching baseball, he loves playing baseball. Each spring, he returns to Oklahoma City to participate in the annual Mark Harmon Celebrity Weekend baseball game to play against CBS actor Mark Harmon, movie producer Frank Marshall and a host of former Major League Baseball players like Wally Joiner and legendary Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe. Be sure and ask Doug about the home run he hit off Sutcliffe, some 345 feet over the OKC Bricktown Ballpark left field fence. Doug also volunteers time as a board member with the Alzheimer's Association of NWLA, hosting events for the Special Olympics, and served as a board member with Bossier Little League for a number of years. You can send an email to Doug at email@example.com or message him on Facebook.
14-year-old Jamie Willis is an incoming freshman at Benton High School. Just days ago, she found out she made the girls' soccer team. It's just the latest athletic accomplishment for this young teen who has had a pacemaker implanted in her body since she was 5-years-old.
With his high school and college degrees proudly on display inside his family's home, 26-year-old Tevin Persley is anxious to land his first significant job since graduating from Wiley College in 2017.
Shelli, a former local television news anchor and now in public relations at Horseshoe and Harrahs casinos, returns to the stage Friday night inside the Horseshoe Riverdome as a special guest performer.
It takes a lot to pull off the annual Dancing for the Cure, benefiting Susan G. Komen Foundation of Northwest Louisiana.Celebrity dancers, hundreds of supporters to buy tickets to the April 26, 2019 event, and, of course, the dancers.
Just months after a triple bypass, Puffer kayaked from the northern tip of the Mississippi River in Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico. He did so to bring awareness for the need for clean drinking water in many rural areas of Honduras
Vona Weiss posted a twenty paragraph letter on her fundraising page, hoping others will truly understand the fight that still lies ahead for her son, 30 year old Ethan Weiss, a Shreveport native now living in California.
Brently had a dream. A bunch of dreams, really.“I asked him when was he going to put the walker down and walk,” begins Brently Miller’s father, Scott.“He said I’ll walk when I’m 7. And the day he turned 7, he put the walker down,” Scott fondly remembers.
Our jobs at KSLA News 12 are not as difficult or life-altering as doctors, police officers, or fire fighters who traditionally work most holidays. But many of us here do have one thing in common with many of them. We all worked Thanksgiving Day.
Bossier Parish 17-year-old Gavin Roe had a busy 2018. He competed for a national championship with the Bucs fishing team, and helped lead the Bucs football team into the playoffs. But more impressive, is the team he formed in late October to help him mother in her fight against cancer.
Common Ground has been serving meals and providing groceries, clothing and youth and adult ministries for the past 30 years. The program started by Grace Community United Methodist Church of Shreveport now is supported by various churches and organizations from throughout the city.