Carla Pesono is an award-winning journalist who joins WGNO as the co-host of Good Morning New Orleans at 5-7 a.m. and anchor for WGNO News at 11 a.m. She comes to New Orleans from Baton Rouge, where she covered news, weather and traffic for WVLA Local 33 News.

Carla also is the weekly host and producer of “Carla’s Menu,” where she showcases local hidden gem restaurants in the area. Catch a new segment every Tuesday on GMNO at 6am.

Previously, she worked at KSN16 in Joplin, Missouri as the Morning Co-Anchor/Weather/Reporter.

Carla created a similar restaurant segment in Joplin called “Four State Finds” and “Carla’s Kitchen” in Baton Rouge. She also produced a live cooking segment called “What’s Carla Cooking?” on KSN Local News Today.

She’s originally from Buffalo, NY and earned a Broadcast Journalism for TV degree at Columbia College Chicago.

Carla loves the culture Southeast Louisiana has to offer, like food, fishing and festivals. She also enjoys fitness, cooking, playing volleyball, painting and volunteering with her therapy dog, Teddy.

Follow Carla on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @carlapesono

Recent Articles
  • By 2040, more than half of new cars will be electric

    Electric cars make up only a tiny fraction of the automobiles sold worldwide, but that will change quickly, according to an analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. By 2040, electric cars could make up 57% of all passenger car sales worldwide, the report found. That’s up two percentage points from BNEF’s 2040 projection last year. Electric vehicles will make up a similar percentage of light commercial vehicle sales in the United States, Europe and China within that time, BNEF predicts. […]

  • 3 production companies say they won’t film in Georgia after abortion law signed

    Hollywood has been outspoken against a controversial Georgia abortion law, and now the heads of three production companies are saying they will not film in the state. Christine Vachon, chief executive officer of Killer Films; David Simon, creator of “The Wire” and “The Deuce” who heads Blown Deadline Productions; and Mark Duplass of Duplass Brothers Productions have come out in opposition to a newly signed law that would ban abortions in the state if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. […]

  • Port Orleans Brewing Co. Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary

    NEW ORLEANS – Port Orleans Brewing Co. Executive Chef Colin Pound makes his award winning Pork Belly & Watermelon Lettuce Wraps that’s on the menu. Port Orleans Brewing Co. is celebrating its two-year anniversary Saturday, May 11th from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Releasing three new beers: Strawberry Swirl Milkshake IPA, Dynamic Duo Double IPA, DDH Ella. Live music, food, boiled crawfish by The Food Network’s Cajun Aces, and beer (of course). LIVE MUSIC 1pm – 3pm: Soul Project NOLA […]

  • Meghan and Harry reveal baby Sussex to world

    The world finally has its first glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan’s newborn son. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared in front of selected media behind closed doors on Wednesday, cradling their first child, who was was born at 5:26 a.m. Monday morning, weighing 7lbs 3oz. Harry said becoming a parent was “amazing” as he held his son in his arms. “We’re just so thrilled to have our bundle of joy. We’re looking forward to spending some precious time […]

  • apologizes for ad criticized for romanticizing slavery

    Genealogical website has apologized for a video advertisement depicting a white man in the 1800s telling a black woman they can “escape to the north.” The ad, which aired on television and was posted on YouTube, shows the characters dressed in clothing from the 1800s running through an alley when they stop to talk. The man holds a ring in his left fingers and tells the woman, named Abigail, that they can escape to the north. She starts to […]

  • Oxford House opens first women and children’s home in Jefferson Parish

    NEW ORLEANS – The first all women and children’s Oxford House in Jefferson Parish is open. Oxford House Elysian can house up to six women and children. Oxford House is a system of transitional living homes for people looking to recover from drug addiction and alcoholism. There are more than 2,500 homes all over the country with 130 in Louisiana, and counting. Bethany Brewer lived in Oxford House for 2 years after suffering from drug addiction for 10 years. She […]

  • French billionaires and companies pledge $450 million to rebuild Notre Dame

    French billionaires and companies have pledged over $450 million to help rebuild Paris’ Notre Dame after the cathedral was badly damaged in a fire. The largest donation announced Tuesday was from LVMH Group, which owns Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy. The company and the family of CEO Bernard Arnault promised €200 million ($226 million). The company said in a statement that the donation showed “solidarity with this national tragedy” and that funds would be used to rebuild this “extraordinary […]

  • Shaq is joining Papa John’s board of directors

    Papa John’s has found its next spokesman: Shaquille O’Neal. But the company hopes Shaq can help Papa John’s beyond hawking pizza. O’Neal, the NBA legend, will join Papa John’s board of directors. O’Neal will also invest in nine Papa John’s stores in Atlanta and become an ambassador for the brand in advertisements. “Shaquille has an excellent entrepreneurial background, including as a restaurant franchise owner, and is a natural creative marketer,” said Jeff Smith, chairman of Papa John’s board of directors. […]

  • Carla’s Menu: Kin

    NEW ORLEANS – On this Carla’s Menu, I’m taking you to a little noodle shop in Gert Town, Kin. Owner, Hieu Than, opened Kin in 2015 because there wasn’t a ramen shop in the area. They offer a brisket, chicken, pork, fish and vegan option. Plus, different wings and homemade dumplings. Both the ramen and udon noodles are made in-house and all the broths are made around the clock—making a different broth for each bowl. Click HERE to see Kin’s […]

  • Boeing 737 black box found as planes grounded after Ethiopian Airlines crash

    Two flight data recorders from Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 have been found, as airlines around the world ground Boeing 737 MAX 8s like the one which crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. The plane’s Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) were recovered from the wreckage Monday, Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement. They will enable investigators and experts piece together the last moments of the flight, and should help explain why the new plane […]

  • R. Kelly adamant about his innocence in first TV interview amid sexual abuse charges

    In his first TV interview since he was charged with sexual abuse last month, a tearful R. Kelly says he is “fighting” for his life. In a teaser for an interview that will air in full over two days starting Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” Kelly says allegations he slept with underage girls are not true and a product of “people,” whom he did not identify specifically in the released clip, “going back to my past.” “They’re going back to […]

  • Carla’s Menu: Balestra’s

    NEW ORLEANS – On this Mardi Gras edition of Carla’s Menu, Carla Pesono takes you to Belle Chasse to check out Balestra’s Bakery. Balestra’s Grocery Store has been around for nearly 60 years, but its only 3-year-old bakery is being put on the map all because of its king cake creations by bakery and deli director, Amy Boudreaux. Balestra’s won Three king cake awards this past king cake fest—Best Non-Traditional and Best Presentation for its “Lemon Blueberry Chantilly” king cake. […]

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