Kenley Hargett

Kenley Hargett


Kenley Hargett joined the KSLA News 12 team in October 2018 and is excited to call Louisiana home.

He was born in Louisville, KY and was introduced to journalism in high school. The journalism department taught him all of the jobs in front and behind the camera. After high school he continued his path at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. There he was part of Tiger TV and worked his way to Executive Producer. During his time in college he had several prestigious internships that furthered his passion in the field.

NBC Nightly News in New York, NY, 11Alive WXIA Atlanta, WLKY Louisville and Louisville Metro TV helped him learn more about the field and work with some of the best journalists in the world.

After graduating Morehouse College with honors he furthered his education at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York, NY. He considers his graduate education as one of the most exciting times in his life. Traveling across the five boroughs of New York City and reporting stories was a constant adventure he will never forget.

After graduate school he returned to Atlanta and worked at CAU-TV where he hosted the show “Common Sense with Kenley Hargett.” The show was one of the top programs at the station. He also taught students Intro to Journalism through Clark Atlanta University’s Newsbreak program.

After working at CAU-TV, Texas called his name and he took a job as a Multi-Skilled Journalist/Anchor for KYTX CBS 19 in Tyler, TX. He reported throughout East Texas for two years and is excited to come to Louisiana.

In his spare time Kenley enjoys trying new restaurants, gaming, reading investment journals and traveling.

Recent Articles by Kenley

  Bossier Schools transitioning all A/B schedule students to daily in-school learning

Stop the Violence March held in honor of Minnion Jackson

  Ronnie Williams Jr. becomes Natchitoches first African-American Mayor

  Shreveport City Council proposes 4% raise for first responders

  Shreveport community uses prayer to stop the ongoing violence

  Hurricane Laura cleanup in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood

Hurricane Laura evacuees book up several Marshall hotels

  August dedicated as Black Business Month across America

  What does it take to stop the violence? Mooretown residents speak out

  Back to school: Inside DeSoto Parish Schools Transportation Dept. sanitization protocols

  Diocese of Shreveport kicks-off school year on Monday

  Neighbors shocked to hear of child abuse that allegedly happened for months at the house next door

  Retired Air Force Col. Steven dePyssler remembered for his service, commitment to his country

Natchitoches Parish Schools push back start of the school year

  Clearer division over Shreveport mask mandate emerges

  People in Shreveport give mixed reactions to citywide mask mandate

  Business leaders donate $100,000 toward SPD body cameras

  Vigil honors Danzeria O. Farris Jr.

  Man’s swim in Bossier Bass Pro Shop fish tank becomes viral video

  Juneteenth Independence Day March celebrates African-American freedom

  Caddo commissioners unanimously agree to formally recognize Juneteenth annually

  KSLA News 12 profile: Homer’s first African-American female firefighter

  2020 Red River Balloon Rally set to begin on June 12

  LSU Health Shreveport supports Black Lives Matter movement

  Some Shreveport City Council members express concern over investigation into Tommie McGlothen Jr.’s death

  Unity March furthers discussion about ending injustice

  #45DaysofAction group hosts prayer vigil in Shreveport

  2 killed, 8 wounded in 8 shootings in 3 days

  Peaceful protesters march in Shreveport amid death of George Floyd

  Shreveporters upset over George Floyd’s death decry racism, lack of leaders who stand up against it