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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>>

  • *UPDATE* Missing juvenile female in Alexandria FOUND

    *UPDATE* Missing juvenile female in Alexandria FOUND

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:31:25 GMT
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Gabrielle Dubroc is described as a white female, 14 years of age, with brown hair, brown eyes, and is 5’2” tall.More >>
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Gabrielle Dubroc is described as a white female, 14 years of age, with brown hair, brown eyes, and is 5’2” tall.More >>
  • New "Swatting" game causes massive police response

    New "Swatting" game causes massive police response

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:57:42 GMT
    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBS News) - Police descended upon a home in Long Island, N.Y. Tuesday after receiving a 911 call from a man who said he had shot several of his relatives inside the house.More >>
    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBS News) - Police descended upon a home in Long Island, N.Y. Tuesday after receiving a 911 call from a man who said he had shot several of his relatives inside the house.More >>
  • Woman allegedly attacked boyfriend with ax, went after neighbors

    Woman allegedly attacked boyfriend with ax, went after neighbors

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:50:25 GMT
    LUNENBURG, Mass. (CBS News) - A Massachusetts woman has been arrested after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend with an ax before also going after the couple across the street, reports CBS Boston.More >>
    LUNENBURG, Mass. (CBS News) - A Massachusetts woman has been arrested after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend with an ax before also going after the couple across the street, reports CBS Boston.More >>
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