Carmen Blackwell is a Destrehan, LA native. She joined the KALB news team in late September 2016.
She received her Bachelor’s degree at University of Louisiana Monroe. There she majored in Communications with a journalism concentration and minored in Spanish. During her collegiate career Carmen earned several awards. Those awards ranging from ranking 7th best News Feature Reporter at the Southeast Journalism Conference in 2015 to advancing her university to the 2nd place spot at the 2015 College Media Association Convention for best newscast.
Beginning her journalism career at KALB, you can now watch Carmen co-anchoring alongside Sherman Desselle on Jambalaya Monday through Friday from 5-7 am.
During her free time, Carmen loves to travel and enjoys sports and the outdoors. She has a passion for health and fitness as well as fashion and interior design. Carmen loves spending quality time with family and friends especially.
Carmen would like to personally thank both her past and present mentors and colleagues that led her down the path she is on today.
Carmen is grateful for the opportunity to be herewith us at KALB and proud to call CENLA her new ‘home’ away from home.