Curtis Heyen

Curtis Heyen

Digital Content Producer - KSLA

Shreveport, La.

KSLA News 12 Digital Content Producer Curtis Heyen is an award-winning journalist, reporter and editor with deep roots in the ArkLaTex. He has had the privilege of fairly, accurately and credibly reporting, investigating, and sharing your stories from every corner of the region for more than four decades, first as a print journalist at small-town and daily metro newspapers, and now in broadcast media.

Among highlights of Heyen's career is his tenacious coverage of a small community's David vs. Goliath fight against an international consortium's plans to build the nation's first privately owned and operated uranium enrichment facility in their backyard, which led to precedent-setting court cases and coinage of the phrases "environmental racism" and "environmental justice."

His work along those lines also earned awards for coverage of social issues and environmental journalism and is cited in the project's environmental impact statement and "Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline," among others.


Recent Articles by Curtis

1 killed, 7 others hurt when possible tornado strikes Louisiana village

LifeShare to hold 6-day blood drives at Albertsons in Texarkana, 7 Louisiana cities

Shreveport medical school leader responds to report that he’s being investigated for alleged sexism

WATCH: Louisiana to virtually celebrate its Grammy nominees at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott gets $160 million deal, analyst says

Louisiana’s weather-related death toll rises to 6

2 children shot in drive-by in Shreveport

7 horses die in south Bossier barn fire

Stolen mail leads to man’s arrest on 500+ charges of child porn, sexual abuse of animals, mail and ID theft

Police identify suspect in attack on 2 nurses at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport

COVID-19 compliance violations found; no one cited