Katie Lopez joined the KATC news team in January, 2015 and will report from the "Right Now" desk on Good Morning Acadiana weekday mornings.
Born and raised in Evangeline, Katie started her career as an intern at KPLC in Lake Charles, and before graduating from Northwestern State University, she was hired as a News Assistant with KPLC.
Her drive and determination landed her a job in McAllen, Texas as a Video Journalist. While in McAllen, Katie covered everything from illegal immigration, cartel crimes, and drug smuggling. She also worked her way up from Video Journalist to Hidalgo County Bureau Chief and Weekend Anchor.
While Katie enjoyed the fast-paced life of reporting along the border, she decided it was time to come home after she and her husband welcomed a baby girl to their family in June of 2013.
Felling lucky to have had 18 months at home with her daughter, Katie is happy to be back doing what she is passionate about---sharing the stories of others.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and shopping. Katie is a 2003 graduate of Iota High School and a 2007 graduate of Northwestern State University.
Feel free to email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org with any story ideas.
You can also follow her on Facebook at KatieLopezKATC or Twitter @KatieLopezKATC.