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Kiran Chawla

ITeam Investigative Reporter

Birthplace: Jackson, MS

Arrived in Baton Rouge: September 2010 but this isn't my first time reporting in the Capital City

Education: Loyola University New Orleans graduate majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Criminal Justice

Hobbies: Traveling the world, cooking, working out, long walks, arts & crafts and watching the SAINTS!!! 

Big Stories Covered: Baton Rouge Police Chief termination, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Isaac, Louisiana's post-Katrina home elevation program, Powerhouse gym, LSU's former quarterback Jordan Jefferson arrested on drug charges, 2011 Mississippi River rising, the Gulf oil spill, the 2008 presidential election, and OF COURSE Super Bowl XLIV!!!

Investigations & Changes:

  • BRPD Chief termination: first to break the story
  • A1 Autoplex Used Car Dealership: dealer arrested and dealership shut down
  • Livonia Sex Offender Special Treatment: convicted sex offender's reduced probation was reinstated to serve full sentence
  • Powerhouse gym: investigations launched and gym shut down
  • Zachary Public Cemetery: future burials prohibited and lawsuits launched against cemetery
  • Zachary gas utility board: two board members fired
  • Gonzales Police officers speeding: oral reprimand by counseling
  • BRPD Officer's summons: investigation launched and officer re-assigned
  • State document look-alikes: investigation launched

Awards: AP Reporter of the Year 2011 (2nd place); 2012 Emmy Nominated for I-team: Paid in Prison

Favorite Quote/Words to live by: "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow isn't here yet. Enjoy today as this moment won't come back" ~ Kiran


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