Graham Ulkins is a first-generation Southerner with a knack for telling stories. He works as a reporter and anchor for WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge.
A proud graduate of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication and Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Graham currently covers general assignments for WAFB's evening newscasts. He previously spent two years as the station's health reporter and also served as weekend and morning anchor.
Away from the station, he enjoys playing tennis and traveling near and far, having spent two eye-opening years abroad in Germany.
If you have a hummingbird feeder, now is the time to fill it up. It’s peak season for the tiny birds. The Tunica Hills area near St. Francisville happens to be one of the best spots in the country to see them.
The number of babies in Louisiana born addicted to opioids has doubled since 2013, but an innovative program is helping to bring those numbers back down. It’s now expanding to help more moms and babies.
Two mothers forced to bury their sons have a powerful message. They’re taking their painful experiences and sharing them among strangers. It’s all thanks to a support group they saw featured on WAFB. Now, they want other families to share their stories.
Nearly 300 boats are registered for this year’s Tickfaw200. Most of them are probably worth more than most people’s houses. Some are valued at up to $2 million. The Tickfaw200 is the biggest poker run in the country.
It’s a frightening trend: suicide rates among teenagers are up across the country. On Wednesday night, one Baton Rouge area high school wanted to make sure students were in a good place before they head home for summer break.
There’s a new idea that could help ease congestion along I-12, and possibly help everyone else at the same time. The idea is a carpool lane, or high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane. They’re popular in big cities. Now, one lawmaker wants to make it happen in Livingston Parish.
The area near Burbank Drive and Lee Drive in Baton Rouge is nearly unrecognizable from just a few years ago. It’s home to hundreds of student apartments, along with several new restaurants and other businesses in or near the Arlington Marketplace development.
There’s one impact of Thursday’s severe storms you might not feel until the weekend. Many crawfish farmers missed out on valuable time in their ponds, but retailers are still optimistic headed into Good Friday.