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Michelle McCalope

9News Neighborhoods Reporter

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA

Career:   After working in Grand Rapids and Muskegon (both in Michigan), as well as Chicago, Houston and Beaumont, I returned to Baton Rouge in 2010 to begin working at WAFB. 

Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Southern University

Awards & Accomplishments: Pioneering Award from Cush Magazine. Recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Press Club of Southeast Texas. Alumni of the Year from Southern University Mass Communications Department.

Family Info: I'm one of seven children and the first in my family to graduate from college. I have a Goddaughter named Loni.

Community Involvement: The East Baton Rouge Parish Southern University Alumni Chapter. Founder and president of the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists.

Hobbies: Reading, attending sporting events, being active in the community, traveling and watching the Food Network and HGTV. 

Big Stories Covered: The dragging death of James Byrd Junior for People magazine and a story about a police sketch artist in O (Oprah) magazine. 

Email:  mmccalope@wafb.com

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