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

  Life Christian Academy planning to reopen, just three weeks after Hurricane Laura

  Forestry company owned by former inmates help SWLA with tree removal

  Harris County Sheriff’s Office donates 18-wheelers full of supplies to SWLA

  Eye doctors help community with mobile eye care center

  A hot meal goes a long way in area devastated by Hurricane Laura

  Calcasieu and Cameron emergency preparedness directors discuss storms

  Kidnapping suspect returned to Beauregard Parish

  Investigators searching for Jimmie Box find human remains in Texas

  UPDATE: Beauregard officials release names of those arrested in the disappearance of Jimmie Box

  Arrests made in connection with missing DeRidder man Jimmie Box

  Local mother and son make “mask snaps” for community

  COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial coming to Lake Charles

  Local voting officials say mail-in voting is safe

  Friend of hit-and-run victim in Lake Charles speaks out

  Local lawmakers react to proposed stimulus bill

  Life Christian Academy discusses fall reopening plans

  Eye doctor sees an increase in contact lens purchases due to mask wearing

  SWLA hospitals speak on Louisiana mask mandate

  Local officials explain how they will enforce mask mandate

  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