Cinnamon Cornell

Cinnamon Cornell

Weekend Anchor

Cinnamon Cornell joined the KPLC 7News team in September 2019 as the Weekend Anchor/Reporter. She started her multimedia journalism career in 2017 as a reporter at the ABC affiliate in Tyler, Texas. Cinnamon is from the Houston area and is a proud Texan, but she is excited to now call Southwest Louisiana her new home.

Cinnamon graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. During her time at UT, she worked as the Assistant News Director for Texas Student Television, the only student-run, FCC-licensed, digitally broadcasting college television station in the country.

During her collegiate career, Cinnamon worked as a News Fellow at CBS News in New York and interned at KXAN News, the NBC affiliate, in Austin, Texas. In both positions she gained experience in the field and behind the scenes.

Cinnamon has a passion for international affairs and loves to travel. Before graduating, she studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, as an Urban Economic Development Fellow. During her time in South Africa, she interned with a local non-profit, Cape Flats Development Association, as their marketing intern.

The following year she interned abroad in Shanghai, China, as the editorial intern for That's Shanghai magazine. She contributed to the magazine's online and print edition. She wrote news and feature articles about events occurring throughout Mainland China.

In her free time, Cinnamon enjoys reading, taking dance classes, spending time with her loved ones, and of course keeping up with the latest news.

Recent Articles by Cinnamon

  Calcasieu Parish Registrar Office sees large number of mail-in ballots this election season

  Lake Charles officials close I-10 beach days before holiday weekend

  SWLA Economic Development Alliance explains extension on Paycheck Protection Program

  Two local teens organize “Prayer Over Our City” event

  DeRidder officer resigns after accusations of pulling over women, then sending friend requests to them

  Local DACA recipient reacts to Supreme Court ruling

  Altercation at Oberlin’s city hall results in simple battery citation

  2020 Hurricane Special: Saving Louisiana’s Coast

  Local gospel singer performs at George Floyd’s funeral

  Lake Charles residents and friends of George Floyd speak out

  Truckers gather at La. capitol in support of bill that could lower auto insurance rates

  Memorial Day air travel expected to be low at Lake Charles Regional Airport

  Cancer patient shares treatment journey during COVID-19

  Calcasieu Police Jury distributes masks to local business owners

  Mother of autistic child says trips to beach helpful for her child

  United Way of SWLA and Second Harvest Food Bank serves hundreds of families

  Disabled American Veteran organization establishes COVID-19 relief fund

  Stimulus check payments continue

  Meals on Wheels program continues amid COVID-19

  Louisiana boating accidents rise amid COVID-19

  Family organizes drive-thru baby shower for expectant parents

  STIMULUS CHECKS: What you need to know

  Pantry of Hope helps families in need during COVID-19

  Local salon gives away free ‘All is Well’ crosses to boost community morale

  Volunteers help senior citizens grocery shop during COVID-19 pandemic

  U.S. Senators address coronavirus concerns

  Life Christian Academy to relocate and expand

  Local hospitals explain what to expect if you have symptoms linked to coronavirus

  Lake Charles Diocese announces changes to Catholic masses amid coronavirus concerns

  Parent raises money for school lunch debt