Kenley Hargett

Kenley Hargett

Anchor/Reporter - KSLA

Shreveport, La.

Kenley Hargett joined the KSLA News 12 team in October of 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 of 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 up to executive producer. During his time in college, he earned several prestigious internships that further developed his passion for 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 allowed him to work with some of the best journalists in the world.

After graduating from 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, Texas. 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.


  • Morehouse College
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Recent Articles by Kenley

  Early voting begins in Bossier City

  Bilbo Baggins Pub owner speaks on Phase 3 impact on bars

  Johnson & Johnson vaccine expected to expand distribution efforts

  Gov. John Bel Edwards proposes pay raise for teachers

  Johnson & Johnson vaccine could soon arrive in Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards says

  Shoppers head to grocery stores to stock up before winter weather

  Shreveport’s Fair Share program helps businesses bid and obtain city contracts

  Louisiana state fire marshal urges caution in wake of 10 fatal fires in less than 6 weeks

  COVID-19 protocols set in place for bars, restaurants on Super Bowl Sunday

  Some people age 65 or older hesitant to take coronavirus vaccine

Brother of homicide victim speaks out

  Shreveport community works to plant trees, restore canopy

Caddo Parish leaders consider using Shotspotter technology to stop, deter crime

  Does smaller, online investors’ impact on GameStop, AMC stock mean you should get involved?

  Coronavirus vaccine supply causes distribution issue nationwide

  Line Avenue homicide investigation continues

  Brookshire Grocery seeks rezoning of land in Bossier

  Shreveport hospital to receive COVID-19 vaccines earlier than expected

Shreveport area Republican leaders address future of party

  2 Arkansans recount their experience at U.S. Capitol

  Heavy gunfire jars Shreveport neighborhood on New Year’s Eve

  Addressing Shreveport’s biggest concerns in 2021

  Financial planners weigh in on investing your stimulus check

  First African American constable inaugurated in northwest Louisiana

  La. attorney general’s office warns against most common vaccine scams

  HOPE Connections temporarily closed due to COVID-19 outbreak

  Gov. Hutchinson’s response to surge in COVID-19 cases

  Tuskegee experiment history leads to coronavirus mistrust

  Shreveport man warns others of holiday scam

  Looking at the surge of COVID-19 cases, vaccine in Shreveport