I began my journey with KLFY in 2011 as an intern while home on summer break from Grambling State University. In 2013, after receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism, I was hired as a General Assignment Reporter.
With my commitment to the job and unbiased storytelling, I was called on to fill-in on the anchor desk. In 2015, my news director noticed my passion for the people of Acadiana and my willingness to find answers to their problems. With that, Dial Dalfred was born! With these in-depth investigative reports, we hear people’s concerns in their workplaces or communities and find the root of the problem by contacting the responsible party, or consumer alert stories where we advise people on how to go about handling a situation.
During my career, I’ve grown attached to telling the stories of people going through life-changing situations — having to put myself in their shoes, which is sometimes impossible, and trying to feel the emotion they feel, and relay that to the public as honestly and compassionately as possible. I’ve covered stories that have resonated throughout the country. My coverage of the 2016 officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling was awarded a 2nd place Best General News Story by Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters.
Other stories that stick out include the murder of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, and the devastation of Hurricane Laura that destroyed the City of Lake Charles. Being able to tell the stories of these people has been an honor and privilege. I truly appreciate the community accepting me into their homes literally, or through their televisions or on social media/digital platforms as I anchor the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts Monday through Friday. I look forward to working with the people of Acadiana and surrounding areas each day I hop on my bike and ride to the station.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife, our two sons, and our dog. I also can’t live without sports: football, basketball, golf, baseball, and learning new things whether it be a new culture or the latest technology. I’m a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and founder of FELLAS (Future Effective Leaders of Lafayette And Surrounding areas) youth mentorship.