Shelby Trahan

Shelby Trahan

Shelby Trahan joined KPLC in September 2018 as a multimedia journalist. The native Houstonian began her career at KLTV, KPLC's sister station in Tyler, Texas.

Shelby graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism News in December 2017. During her time at UNT, she helped volunteer at North Texas Television, the 26-time Emmy Award-winning student-run news station. There, she gained experience in the field, the studio and working behind the scenes. Throughout her three years at UNT, she also joined the university chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Broadcast Education Association and the Professional Women’s Council.

Prior to making the move to East Texas, Shelby completed an internship in the digital department at ABC affiliate, KTRK, in Houston, Texas. There she learned not only the importance of social media in the journalism field but had the chance to study under some of the reporters and anchors who inspired her to enter this field.

In her free time, she likes to binge watch good TV dramas, especially shows written by Shonda Rhimes. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Recent Articles by Shelby

  Evacuating during chemotherapy

  Hidden Figures: Past and Present History

  SPECIAL REPORT: The future of the Isle of Capri

I-10 W reopened after jack-knifed 18-wheeler accident last night

Lake Charles man arrested on 4th DWI

Lafayette woman arrested in overnight homicide on MLK

  FDA approves tri-focal lenses for cataract patients

  School board investigating after shocking pep rally video

  Law forces domestic abusers to hand over or sell guns

  Calcasieu Federation of Teachers, school board officials debate shortage of teachers

  Plans still in works for U.S.S. Orleck to leave Lake Area

  Better Business Bureau warns of home loan scam

  Ella’s Hope raising awareness for Rett Syndrome

  5-year-old Ella diagnosed with Rett Syndrome

  DOTD provides update on I-210 bridge project

Sulphur High P7 club starts prayer locker

  DeRidder Police urge residents to watch out for fake money

Special Report: Exploring the ailments brought on by technology

Back to school for Calcasieu parish students

  BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Jeff Davis elementary students return as district prepares to break ground on new school

Shelby on the Geaux

  Shelby on the Geaux: Bayou Guide Service Fishing Tour

  Shelby on the Geaux: Southern Stone Indoor Climbing

  Shelby on the Geaux: Moody Gardens

  Shelby on the Geaux: Goat Yoga at the Old Rusty Gate Farm

  Shelby on the Geaux: Global Wildlife Center

  55 graduate from Calcasieu law enforcement training academy

  Entergy donate’s month of food to Care Help of Sulphur ‘Backpack Blessing’ program

  Fort Polk Military Police are introduced to Army’s new combat fitness test

  Southwest Allen Parish Water District 2 getting new improvements with $4 million loan