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

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

  SWLA man offers alternate material for President Trump’s border wall

  Owner of Lafitte St. house says fire may have been started by run over mattress

  New Netflix series ‘Tidying Up’ may be causing increase in Goodwill donations

  A new painted twist of Mardi Gras mask with All Made Up

  Special Report: Inside CPSB schools and why the letter grade doesn’t tell the whole story

Welsh farmer speaks out after at least five cows were shot

  Brownie Girl Scout fighting back against SWLA litter problem

Big Brother Big Sister program looking for more mentors in honor of National Mentoring Month

  Neighbor opens up about couple found in apparent murder-suicide

  Residents asking public to dispose animal carcasses properly

  86-year-old piano teacher continues to receive tokens of appreciation from students

CPSO speaks out on how they connected 5 people to the Luck Star Casino robbery

Yellow Cab Lake Charles and Richard Law Firm offering free NYE rides

McNeese student cracks IBM national code hacking challenge

  Sam Houston State Park opens new Kid’s Trail

  Veteran’s Place hosting free Christmas dinner for those who have served

  Drake Quibodeaux receives special gifts from thousands and U.S Air Force Base

Inside the new Veranda at Graywood memory care facility