Posted: Sep 2, 2009 2:50 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2012 12:01 PM
Marcelle Fontenot is a native of Opelousas and earned her Mass Communications degree with Honors at Southern University in 2002. She interned at KATC TV3 during the summer of 2001 and officially joined the news department in August of 2004, after producing and hosting Parental Vision on KDCG-TV22 in Opelousas for 18 months. She was named co-anchor of the 6:00 newscast in June 2006. Then, in September 2008, Marcelle became co-anchor of the 5, 6, and 10 o'clock editions of Acadiana's News Channel.
"I was bitten by the news bug early," she explains. "I anchored a newscast on the miniture set at the Children's Museum in New Orleans when I was about seven years old, that's all it took."
In her career, Marcelle has covered some of the biggest stories of our time: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Jena Six, the Presidential Election of 2008. She is intrigued by politics and has spent time with Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Marcelle has also gone "Inside Angola"--an in depth series about life inside what was once known as "America's Bloodiest Prison."
She loves the time she spends as a "Big", volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana and serving on the organization's Board of Directors. The Acadiana native makes it a point each year to take part in the Komen Race for the Cure. Marcelle is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Marcelle loves being in one of the greatest places on the planet, Acadiana. "The people and the culture are like no other," she says. Marcelle is a huge sports fan and has a special place in her heart for the black and gold--"Go Saints". In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and going to concerts.