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

  Last-minute holiday shopping amid COVID-19

  COVID vaccine to be distributed to Louisiana nursing homes before end of year

  Second round of stimulus checks might be on the way

  Books-a-Million opens temporary location at Prien Lake Mall

  Senator Bill Cassidy explains the Coronavirus Relief Bill

  McNeese State University makes progress on construction

  Three months after Hurricane Laura SOWELA construction moves forward

  Panorama Music House discusses plans to rebuild

  Regional Medical Director Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh explains COVID-19 percent positivity rates for Region 5

  St. Nicholas Center continues serving community, now from a temporary building

  PAVE Program helps Louisiana veterans start small businesses

  Taking the necessary precautions during flu season

  Louisiana voters approve Amendment 1: No right to abortion in Constitution

  McNeese holds news conference on plans to rebuild by spring 2021

  Acorns of Hope plans to plant thousands of trees in SWLA

  City of Lake Charles provides Halloween safety recommendations

  Local counselors organize free hurricane support group for community

  24-hour tire shop working non-stop through two hurricanes

  Thousands of SWLA residents vote on first day of early voting

  Family rebuilds home after Hurricane Harvey and now again after Hurricane Laura and Delta

  Urban Search and Rescue teams help Southwest Louisiana

  Gov. Edwards spoke from Jennings after touring damages in SWLA

  Cameron faces the reality of another major hurricane

  City of Lake Charles works to clear debris ahead of Hurricane Delta

  United Way of SWLA helps community despite personal impacts by Hurricane Laura

  Calcasieu Parish libraries to reopen next week

  SOWELA works to rebuild after Hurricane Laura

  Beauregard Parish students to return to school next week

  Recovery Outreach helps residents in Cameron Parish

  St. Nicholas Center for Children works to rebuild after Hurricane Laura