Maranda Whittington

Maranda Whittington

Reporter

Maranda Whittington joined KSLA News 12 a reporter for KSLA News 12 This Morning in July 2018.

Maranda came from our sister station KPLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana where she spent the last two years working as reporter. She also produced shows for the station’s weekday and weekend newscasts.

While at KPLC she covered Hurricane Harvey and President Donald Trump’s visit to Lake Charles after the storm.

Before she came to Louisiana she interned at WSB-TV in Atlanta, where she ran scripts for anchors along with shadowing news reporters out in the field.

She graduated from Georgia State University in 2016 with a degree in telecommunications and a speech minor.

While at Georgia State she worked as a news reporter for the school’s student newspaper, The Signal, was also a reporter for the school’s student news station, GSTV, and was a radio intern for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

She also spent part of her summer studying abroad in Spain, and has studied in Mexico City while in school.

Maranda is a military brat who was born in San Diego, California and has lived in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Georgia.

In her free time she enjoys watching movies, reading and traveling. Along with Spain and Mexico, Maranda has been to Africa, Australia, and Canada.


Recent Articles by Maranda

State Fair of Louisiana returns for 113th year in October

Cursive writing is coming back to Texas schools in the fall

Rondreiz “Junior” Phillips now missing for 1 year

Where is your DNA going? The pros and cons of purchasing DNA kits

Police identify woman shot in Shreveport; infant also was wounded

  Ward 3 Recreation helping all ages enjoy swimming

  Oak Park community upset with hygiene center location

  Local man upset with the condition of a Lake Charles cemetery

  Rudy Giuliani visits Lafayette to publicly endorse congressional candidate

  Leesville art exhibit honors former state park Hodges Gardens

  CPPJ approves mega site outside of Vinton

  LC city council approves new economic development districts

  Shell Beach Drive restaurant applicant revokes appeal to LC city council

  Local man creates Lake Charles first hygiene center for the homeless

  Family of woman missing from Leesville since 1986 confident that case can be solved

LC mayor proposing incentive package to reduce time off I-210 bridge project

  Lakeshore Drive multi-use path to be constructed with new DOTD grant

  Calcasieu DA responds to billboards

  Houston River Fire Department gets new fire truck

  Local organizations speak out about suicide prevention

  New CPSB hire responds to allegations

  Vinton community meets to discuss megasite proposal

  Locals react to state budget crisis

  CODOFIL celebrates 50th anniversary in Lake Charles

  Ward 3 Recreation offering dollar swim classes again this summer

Moss Bluff community honors 14-year-old shooting victim

Central Lake Charles is high in crime according to LCPD's 2017 Annual Crime Report

Catching up with former KPLC senior reporter Flora Roberts

LaGrange teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student

New Jeff Davis jail expected to open in July