Alena Noakes joined KALB in December 2020 as a part-time producer and reporter. She assists in producing multiple newscasts and maintaining KALB’s website and social media platforms. She is currently pursuing a degree in Convergence Media at Louisiana College.
Alena was born and raised in Grant Parish but opted to complete her high school education at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) in Natchitoches, graduating in 2018. She decided to pursue a degree in journalism after joining the staff of The Renaissance, LSMSA’s school newspaper, where she served as editor her senior year.
At Louisiana College, Alena is a member of the Wildcats Media news team, where she is editor of The Wildcat, the school’s online publication, and she is a producer for Wildcats Media’s various broadcast productions. She occasionally anchors, but primarily writes opinion/editorial and news pieces, as well as photographing on-campus sports and events.
In her spare time, Alena enjoys visiting with family and friends, building her photography platform and going to the gym.