Shelby Trahan joined the KPLC family in September 2018 as a multimedia journalist. Before making the move to Lake Charles, Shelby started her career at our sister station KLTV in Tyler, TX. Though she is a native Houstonian, she is excited to be living in the state in which her family originated.
Shelby graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism News in December 2017. During her time at UNT, she helped volunteer at North Texas Television, the 26 time Emmy Award winning student run news station. There she gained experience in the field, in the studio and behind the scenes. Throughout her three years at UNT, she also joined the university chapters of the National Association of Black Journalist, Broadcast Education Association.
Prior to graduating, Shelby completed her internship in the digital department at ABC affiliate, KTRK, in Houston, TX. There she learned not only the importance of social media in the journalism field but had the chance to study under some of the reporters and anchor who inspired her to enter this field.
In her free time she likes to binge watch a good TV drama, and spending time with her family and friends. You can find her out an about in the city trying new things and getting to know people in the community.
If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say hello, call Shelby at 337.309.0168.
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