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    The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City that operates as a cooperative, unincorporated association. The AP is owned by its contributing newspapers and radio and television stations in the United States, all of which contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists. Wikipedia
  • Elliott Stonecipher

    Elliott is a freelance contributor to RealShreveport.com and any other locally interested publications. Importantly, Elliott has several first-hand experiences in almost every aspect of the best and worst in local politics of Louisiana, particularly Northwest Louisiana. For several years and at great personal risk, Elliott has worked as a watchdog in local politics by writing and exposing numerous subjects that every other media outlet has refused to touch.
  • Joel Rodgers

    Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com
  • Ronald Oswalt

    Ronald Oswalt will serve RSHV News 1 in the position of Business Development Manager. The 1989 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi will arrange strategic partnerships and direct marketing for the 24/7 ARK-LA-TEX website. Oswalt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. He has worked for various teams and organizations over the years, including the Beaumont Drillers of the American Professional Football League, the Katy Copperheads of the National Indoor Football League, and the Texas Copperheads of the arena football league 2. In addition, he was the Vice-President/General Manager of the Austin Turfcats in the Southern Indoor Football League. Most recently, Oswalt served at the Chief Operating Officer/Partner of the website TexasHSFootball.com before working as the Sponsorship Development Director for the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission. In his role as a journalist, Oswalt has covered the Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints and the University of Southern Mississippi. Additionally, he has also covered the Humanitarian Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Texas Bowl and the Alamo Bowl. Ronald has many years of experience in customer service, marketing, and media and he believes the best way to meet and exceed a customer's needs and expectations is to take the time to familiarize himself with the customer. He feels it is imperative the customer feel confident and secure in the purchases they are making. Ronald is committed to taking the time needed to earn this confidence with area businesses in order to assist them in their growth in the digital world.
  • Timmy Lane

    Let us introduce you to the young man who brings you news in real time. Reporter Timmy Lane is truly appreciated for his passion, hard work, and dedication. He is a 2007 graduate of Fair Park High School. He graduated from Southern University-Shreveport in 2014 with an Associate’s Degree in Journalism. He has since earned an Emergency Medical Technician Certification. He currently attends Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, where he is pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Immediately after his graduation in 2014, Lane started doing freelance photography. In 2015, he became a spot news photographer fro KTBS 3 News Station. Shortly after, Lane was shot while reporting news. In August 2016, he moved on from KTBS and relocated to Dallas, Texas. While in Dallas, Lane still managed to keep 18,000 people updated with news in real time. In his spare time, he drove 210 miles to Shreveport to report news to the community for free. He is always first on the scene, and reports “News at its Best.” Lane is always there when the community needs him. He has conducted numerous candlelight vigils for victims killed and those who have passed from natural causes. He has donated both personal time and money by teaching volunteer dance for nine years. One look at his outstanding news work shows that Lane never gets much rest. His commitment to his work makes him the personal superman of RSHV News 1.
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