Kaitlin Rust

Kaitlin Rust

Kaitlin Rust joined the Fox 8 News team in November 2020 as a reporter.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Kaitlin is enjoying her trek around the United States.

She's back down in the Bayou State after spending almost three years in Louisville, Kentucky reporting for Fox 8’s sister station WAVE 3.

Kaitlin started her career in Lake Charles after graduating from Rider University with a major in Digital Media and a minor in Political Science.

Obsessed with animals and music, Kaitlin can often be found spending time with her rabbit and two dogs or out dancing at a show.

She's excited to be in New Orleans and would love to tell your stories!

Feel free to email her with any ideas or just to say hello.

Recent Articles by Kaitlin

  2 cases of Brazilian COVID-19 variant confirmed in Louisiana

Live music allowed in New Orleans again with heavy restrictions

LDH launches new anonymous contact tracing app

  Louisiana senators remain silent as House votes to impeach President

‘Complete horror': Witness describes Olive Garden shooting

Vinton High School senior receives over $1 million in scholarships

DeRidder native takes aim at the Triple Crown

The great internet debate: Yanny or Laurel

SPECIAL REPORT: Are small businesses struggling in Lake Charles?

State explains Medicaid cuts and provides timeline for nursing home eviction notices

  Nursing home evictions possible with proposed state budget

Local woman raises awareness about adopting senior dogs

Signatures Salon hit by a car again

Is there going to be a new restaurant on Shell Beach Drive?

New concerns over West Fork River Bridge

Johns’ riverboat proposal gains approval

Local group tries to secure more federal funding for a new I-10 bridge

Man accused of killing 10-year-old on Shattuck Street pleads not guilty

Local scout goes to the pound

Friends of cyclist hit and killed in Sulphur disagree with investigation

Senator John Kennedy responds to Zuckerberg testimony

I-10 Westbound closure

Blood drive underway for CPSO Deputy hit by car

Off-duty CPSO Deputy suffered serious injuries after being hit by car

Project aims to improve sewerage system in Lake Charles

18 arrested during warrant sweep

Police chief thinks outside-of-the-box to slow drivers down

Ways to protect your dog from disease

Dog adoptions put on hold due to canine distemper

Fenton still under investigation for 2016 audit