Kirk Michelet joined the WAFB production team in 1998 as a newscast Chyron operator.
He has 32-years of experience in broadcast television and his skill set changes as quickly as the TV business.
Kirk supervises the News Operations Department, designs daily news graphics, is a sports contributor for the digital content department and assists other Raycom Media news stations in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi with their Chyron system.
He is an avid football fan who also travels to New Orleans during the Saints preseason to run the graphics system for WAFB's sister station WVUE.
Kirk is a New Orleans native who has made Baton Rouge his home since 1968.
He met his wife Cheryl, BREC's Director of Communications, while working at WBRZ-TV in 1993. They have two children, Christian and Jessica.
The 2019 Southeastern Conference Football Media Days are scheduled for July 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel, the league announced Thursday. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will take the podium on the first day of the event.
The LSU men’s basketball team had another exciting week, beating Mississippi State 92-88 on the road in overtime and Auburn 83-78 at home in the PMAC. The Tigers were led by guard Tremont Waters and forward Naz Reid and the SEC took notice.