Agnes DeRouen

I am a native of Avery Island, La., near New Iberia. I graduated from Mt. Carmel Academy and went on to get a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in English and Journalism from what is now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. For 20 years, I worked as an anchor/reporter/managing Editor, and on several occasions as interim News Director at KATC in Lafayette. While there, I earned numerous AP awards in feature reporting and for several documentaries. I also won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for a feature report. Highlights of my career so far: Interviewing Mother Teresa; covering a Papal visits - both in New Orleans and St. Louis; reporting on Acadian culture from events all over Canada; and interviewing many entertainment figures such as Ella Fitzgerald, Rudolph Nureyev, and the Crusaders. I am a huge, and I mean HUGE smooth jazz enthusiast! In addition, I received several community awards during my time at KATC, from outstanding young business woman to the Media Award from the Acadiana Arts Council. Speaking of the arts, I was also affiliated with several Lafayette area arts groups. I was also on the first board of Hospice of Acadiana and served on several other boards, including the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium. I also served as Secretary of the Alumni Association of what is now ULL. In June 2002, I began working for KVHP-FOX29 in Lake Charles, first as a 5 p.m. anchor and then as a noon show host and producer. I remained there until June of 2006. I then began a part-time job with the Calcasieu Parish Public Library System in the Reference Department. Many people often ask me about working at a library. I actually worked in my high school library as an elective and then partly put myself through college by working in the library there - I just love books! Anyway, while working at the library, I got a call from KPLC and ended up back in TV. I am the assignments editor and the anchor of 7News at Noon. I still work a few hours at the library. As far as hobbies are concerned, I am an avid reader, often reading as many as four books a week. I love collecting first edition, signed books by my favorite authors. I collect brooches or pins. My mother left me hundreds and I have added many more over the years. I'm also a big animal lover.  I have two dogs and and a beautiful grey cat and since we live in rural Jeff Davis Parish. Who knows? Eventually there may be more pets! In addition I have a large collection of jazz music.

Recent Articles by Agnes

Agnes DeRouen

Lake Charles resident wins AT&T bravery award

Lake Charles Regional Airport to receive millions for drainage improvements

Movie 'Jacob's Brother' to be filmed in Lake Charles area

SOWELA acquires college in Oakdale

Larger-than-life cowboy appears on the McNeese campus

Iowa man arrested for home invasion and other charges

Former volunteer firefighter charged with arson

Temporary location change for West Cal Law Enforcement Center

CPSO: Missing Lake Charles man found

  Lakeshore Drive multi-use path to be constructed with new DOTD grant

Calcasieu Police Juror appointed to national EPA subcommittee

McNeese student receives NASA funded internship

Two local students honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

Man accidentally shoots self outside S. Beauregard, students and faculty safe

LaGrange High opens theatre participation to other Calcasieu Parish schools

WATCH TODAY: Former Governor Edwin Edwards to speak in Crowley

Rabies vaccination clinic rescheduled

Southwest Louisiana attractions in virtual reality videos

Corrections officers at Angola stop an attempted escape