Danielle Johnson, a native of Abbeville, La. joined KLFY News in June 2020. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in May of 2020.
While in college, Danielle got her start in the broadcast business. The different positions included, floor director, audio board operator, graphics operator and even running teleprompter.
Danielle started at KLFY as a Multi-Media Journalist right after COVID-19 outbreak. She also covered 2 hurricanes in her first year. Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles turned out to be the strongest Hurricane to ever hit the Louisiana coastline. Then, 40 days later, she was covering Hurricane Delta that hit just east of Lake Charles and swept through Acadiana.
Danielle was then promoted to primary fill-in Anchor on the longest running and #1 Morning show in Acadiana, Passe Partout. From there, she was promoted to full-time anchor of the show. She also is responsible for two important franchises for KLFY News. Eye on Health looks at health and medical trends affecting Acadiana. She also develops stories for Moving Acadiana Forward, which looks at positive business stories making an impact in this region.
Danielle is a member of the Broadcast Education Association and National Organization of Black Journalists. While in college, she received the NABJ 2020 Outstanding Member award at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Danielle likes to give back to the community she has been a part of by hosting charity and non-profit events. She has received numerous awards for her involvement in the community and her role as a journalist making a difference in Acadiana.
In her free time, Danielle enjoys volunteering for community events, in the production department at her church in Lafayette, traveling and spending quality time with her friends and family.
With her big personality and compassion for people, she hopes to use her role as a journalist to uplift and inspire the community.
If you have a story that should be shared contact Danielle at email@example.com.