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.
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.
Record flooding in the Midwest has destroyed hundreds of homes and devastated the region's farmers. The economic loss in Nebraska alone is estimated at $1.4 billion. Help is coming in from all over the country, including from Baton Rouge.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board (EBRPSS) took a small step toward potential layoffs Thursday night. Members authorized the beginning of the Reduction In Force (RIF) process. Superintendent Warren Drake called it a “necessary precaution.”
Leaders at the Islamic Center of Baton Rouge say they’ve been overwhelmed with supportive phone calls and messages in the week since a terrorist killed 50 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand.