Maranda Whittington - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Maranda Whittington

Maranda Whittington joined KPLC in June 2016 as a reporter. She is a military brat and was born in San Diego, California. She has lived in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Georgia. 

Maranda graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Telecommunications and a minor in speech. 

While in school Maranda worked as a news reporter for her school's newspaper and was  a reporter for her schools student run news station. 

Maranda also worked as a radio intern for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and as a news intern for WSB-TV in Atlanta. 

In Maranda's free time she loves to travel. She has studied abroad in Spain and Mexico and has also been to Australia and Africa. She also loves to read and watch movies (particularly marvel films). 

Maranda is excited to join the KPLC news team and to call Lake Charles home. 

If you have a question or story idea, email Maranda HERE or message her on Facebook.

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    Many without power in Calcasieu and Jeff Davis, some traffic lights affected

    Many without power in Calcasieu and Jeff Davis, some traffic lights affected

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:14:22 GMT
    (Source: Entergy)(Source: Entergy)

    Around 3,000 people are without power in Calcasieu as of 2 p.m. Thursday. Drivers are reporting that the outages are affecting traffic signals on La. 14. Around 1,200 are without power along La. 14, south of I-10. There are also power outages reported in the area of La. 14 and Tom Hebert Road and in Sulphur. Entergy's website says the outages are caused by the effects the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy. Follow these links for outage maps: Entergy BECi Cleco  Jef...

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    Around 3,000 people are without power in Calcasieu as of 2 p.m. Thursday. Drivers are reporting that the outages are affecting traffic signals on La. 14. Around 1,200 are without power along La. 14, south of I-10. There are also power outages reported in the area of La. 14 and Tom Hebert Road and in Sulphur. Entergy's website says the outages are caused by the effects the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy. Follow these links for outage maps: Entergy BECi Cleco  Jef...

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  • LATEST CLOSURES: Tropical Storm Cindy

    LATEST CLOSURES: Tropical Storm Cindy

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:43:01 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will close its administrative office, tax office and departments with non-essential personnel at noon Wednesday, June 21, as the area prepares for Tropical Storm Wednesday. Those offices will resume normal schedules on Friday, June 23. 

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    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will close its administrative office, tax office and departments with non-essential personnel at noon Wednesday, June 21, as the area prepares for Tropical Storm Wednesday. Those offices will resume normal schedules on Friday, June 23. 

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    LIVE BLOG: Cindy downgraded to tropical depression

    LIVE BLOG: Cindy downgraded to tropical depression

    Thursday, June 22 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-06-22 21:47:23 GMT
    Cameron Parish Coastline (Source: KPLC)Cameron Parish Coastline (Source: KPLC)

    The 7StormTeam believes the center circulation of Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall between Holly Beach and Johnson Bayou in Cameron Parish at about 2 a.m. Official word will be coming out from the National Hurricane Center at about 4 a.m. Click HERE for more.

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    The 7StormTeam believes the center circulation of Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall between Holly Beach and Johnson Bayou in Cameron Parish at about 2 a.m. Official word will be coming out from the National Hurricane Center at about 4 a.m. Click HERE for more.

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