INDsider sources in both Lafayette and Alexandria have confirmed that KATC weekend meteorologist Kari Hall is leaving the station in a few weeks to join the morning broadcast team at KALB. A 2003 graduate of Mississippi State University, Hall joined the Lafayette ABC affiliate in January of 2005 and covered the biggest weather event of the century — Hurricane Katrina (as well as Rita, Gustav and Ike). Hall also does environmental/ecological news reports for TV3.
Hall is headed to KALB, a hybrid NBC/CBS affiliate in Alexandria where she will join former KATC colleague Diana Raphael, who began anchoring and reporting at the station last summer. Hall is married to Kinnane Hampton. Her last day at TV3 is Aug. 24. She begins at KALB a week later. We wish her the best.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.