News Team - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

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  • Dale Hoffman

    Dale Hoffman

    Dale Hoffman Anchor/Reporter dhoffman@kalb.com Dale was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Aerospace Studies from Oklahoma State University. He alsoMore >>
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  • Kathleen Witte

    Kathleen Witte

    Multimedia Journalist kwitte@kalb.com Kathleen Witte joined the KALB news team in July 2012 as a Multimedia Journalist.  Kathleen comes to Cenla from Nashville, Tennessee, where she was born and raised.More >>
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  • Sherman Desselle

    Sherman Desselle

    Anchor/Reporter sdesselle@kalb.comSherman Desselle is a native of Alexandria. He is a graduate of Peabody Magnet High School and later of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches in Vocal Music Performance.More >>
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  • Rachael Penton

    Rachael Penton

    Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist rpenton@kalb.com Rachael Penton joined the KALB team in February 2012 as a Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist. She comes to CenLa from Mobile, Alabama where she wasMore >>
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  • Brooke Buford

    Brooke Buford

    Melyssa Fay Online Content Producer mfay@kalb.com Melyssa Fay joined the news team of KALB in February 2014 as the Online Content Producer. She received an Associate of Web Design in 2009 and a BachelorMore >>
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  • Frances Yeager

    Frances Yeager

    Frances Yeager Good Day Cenla Anchor fyeager@kalb.com Frances Yeager is a familiar face to longtime viewers of KALB-TV. This Central Louisiana native and mother of three worked as a Program Manager, on-air host,More >>
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  • Mark Hamblen

    Mark Hamblen

    Mark Hamblen Good Day Cenla Anchor mhamblen@kalb.com For Mark Hamblen, this new venture is like going back home.More >>
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  • Tom Konvicka

    Tom Konvicka

    Chief Meteorologist tkonvicka@kalb.com Tom began work at News Channel 5 in November, 1984. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and geosciences in 1981 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.More >>
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  • Dorrell Wenninger

    Dorrell Wenninger

    Meteorologist dew@kalb.com Dorrell joined the team in June 2010 as the weekend meteorologist. He came to us from WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi where he was a Back-up Meteorologist and ProductionMore >>
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  • Ed Duranczyk

    Ed Duranczyk

    Ed Duranczyk Fill-In Meteorologist eddied@kalb.com Ed Duranczyk is a fill-in meteorologistlhere at News Channel 5 and CBS 2 News. Ed has more than 30 years experience forecasting the weather on television. HeMore >>
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  • Chris Bailey

    Chris Bailey

    Chris Bailey joined the staff of News Channel 5 and CBS 2 in January, 2012. He is right back at home in Cenla having grown up in Leesville and attended Anacoco High School. Chris graduated in DecemberMore >>
    Sports Anchor/Reporter

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  • Gerald Gruenig

    Gerald Gruenig

    Gerald Gruenig recently joined KALB News Channel 5 after graduating from Nicholls State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in the Spring of 2013. Gerald is excited to share his love of LouisianaMore >>
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  • Mark Klein

    Mark Klein

    Mark Klein Show Host/Features Reporter mklein@kalb.com Mark Klein hosts News Channel 5's "Weekend Drive" travel segment, which airs on Thursdays during Jambalaya and the Midday show, and also on SaturdayMore >>
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  • Brit Stack

    Brit Stack

    News Producer bstack@kalb.comBrit Stack joined KALB in September 2012 as the producer of the 6 and 10 PM broadcasts.Brit is originally from southeast Missouri. She decided to move south and graduated inMore >>
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  • Barrie Oliver

    Barrie Oliver

    Barrie Oliver joined KALB-TV In August 2009. She started out as a Production Assistant for the Jambalaya and Midday newscasts.  Barrie now serves as the News Producer for the Midday and Live at Five newscasts.More >>
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  • Melyssa Fay

    Melyssa Fay

    Melyssa Fay Online Content Producer mfay@kalb.com Melyssa Fay joined the news team of KALB in February 2014 as the Online Content Producer. She received an Associate of Web Design in 2009 and a BachelorMore >>
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  • Stacy Johnson

    Stacy Johnson

    Here's a little bit about me, my background, what I do and why I do itAs far as credentials go, I've got more than most. I've been a CPA since 1980 and have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities,More >>
    "Money Talks" Reporter/"Frugal Family Feast" Segment HostMore >>
  • Bryant Ferguson

    Bryant Ferguson

    Bryant Ferguson Assignment Manager bferguson@kalb.com Bryant came to KALB in August of 2005 just before Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. This wasn't his first experience with hurricanes though.More >>
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  • Keith Weiss

    Keith Weiss

    News Director kweiss@kalb.com Keith Weiss is the News Director at KALB News Channel 5 and CBS 2. Keith is no stranger to Louisiana, as he is a former resident of Bossier Parish. During that time, KeithMore >>
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  • Michele Godard

    Michele Godard

    General Manager mgodard@kalb.com Michele has worked at KALB-TV since 1993 beginning her career there as the weather anchor for News Channel 5's morning show "Jambalaya". Her experience in the news departmentMore >>
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  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Vernon Parish Police Reports

    Vernon Parish Police Reports

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:38:16 GMT
    Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces recent arrests as follows:More >>
    Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces recent arrests as follows:More >>
  • River Oaks Art Exhibits

    River Oaks Art Exhibits

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:05:23 GMT
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Last weekend we went and checked out some local photography, sculptures, and more. Afterwards, we noticed something going on downtown near the City Hall, so we went and checked that out, too!More >>
    (KALB News Channel 5) - Last weekend we went and checked out some local photography, sculptures, and more. Afterwards, we noticed something going on downtown near the City Hall, so we went and checked that out, too!More >>
  • Mummified remains ID'd, dead man's daughter arrested

    Mummified remains ID'd, dead man's daughter arrested

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:43:45 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (CBS News) - Almost four months after a man's mummified remains were found inside a Lexington storage unit, police have arrested the man's daughter for allegedly stealing his Social Security checks, reports CBS affiliate WKYT.More >>
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (CBS News) - Almost four months after a man's mummified remains were found inside a Lexington storage unit, police have arrested the man's daughter for allegedly stealing his Social Security checks, reports CBS affiliate WKYT.More >>
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