Awards & Accomplishments: Communicator of the Year from the Public Relations Association of Louisiana, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, Award of Excellence from Women in Media, and a Volunteer Activist Award from Emerge Center.
Family Info: Husband Mark Ballard, Editor, Capital Bureau for The Advocate newspaper. Daughter Annie is a scientist working in the DNA research industry, son Lou is in high school.
Community Involvement: Salvation Army Kettle Ringer, frequent volunteer for the Istrouma Boy Scout Council and I serve lunch at my son's school twice a month.
Hobbies: Travel, Track Mom, home repair/improvement, housework.
Big Stories Covered: I've covered almost every beat at WAFB since 1981.