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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.

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

Carla created her own food segment in Joplin called “Four State Finds” that showcased local restaurants. She also produced a live cooking segment called “What’s Carla Cooking?” on KSN Local News Today.

She brought her segment to Baton Rouge under the name, “Carla’s Kitchen.”

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

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

Go Bills! Go Saints! Go Blackhawks & Cubs!

Recent Articles
  • Carla’s Menu: Warbucks

    NEW ORLEANS – On this Carla’s Menu, I’m on Magazine Street in the historic Uptown district to show you the brainchild of Chef Todd Pulsinelli’s new restaurant Warbucks. Former executive chef of August, Chef Todd and his wife Elizabeth opened this playful space that incorporates his love of 90’s hip-hop and skateboarding. Some of the food is even served on re-purposed skateboards. They offer new-American cuisine, all made from scratch. Chef Todd says, “The food is all very technique driven […]

  • Pantone thinks this color will be your shade in 2019

    We had fun with Ultraviolet in 2018, but this year we’re ready to move on from the mysteries of the cosmos and dive deep into the ocean. Pantone, the self-proclaimed global authority on color, has declared “Living Coral” the color of the year for 2019. “Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow, Pantone 16-1546, Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually […]

  • Gayle Benson pays off $100,000 in layaways at local Walmart

    NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson is spreading some holiday cheer by paying off the layaway accounts at the Walmart located at 1901 Tchoupitoulas Street on Tuesday for 400 people. Benson paid nearly $100,000 in merchandise. Store officials say shoppers are being notified about their paid-off orders.

  • Carla’s Menu: St. Roch Market

    NEW ORLEANS – On this Carla’s Menu, I’m taking you to the St. Roch Market. It is located at 2381 St. Claude Avenue. The building has been around since 1872. In 2015, the St. Roch Market opened as the first food hall in the city of New Orleans. Currently, it has 11 vendors, about half of which have been there since the market opened. The vendors I feature are: Fete au Fete StrEATery: famous for their Trash Grits and Crawfish […]

  • Carla’s Menu: Bourrée at Boucherie

    NEW ORLEANS – On this Carla’s Menu, I’m taking you to a Cajun smokehouse, Bourrée. Owner, Chef Nathanial Zimet, opened this casual Cajun smokehouse next to his fine dining restaurant, Boucherie, in 2015. Zimit says, “Our initial concept was fresh fruit daiquiris and chicken wings. Then it evolved into what I wanted it to be, which is a butcher shop. We get whole animals every single day and we butcher them down and make awesome things out of them,” says […]

  • Officials release video from gender reveal party that ignited a 47,000-acre wildfire

    Oh boy. A video released by the US Forest Service shows the moment when a gender reveal party in Arizona went horribly wrong, sparking a wildfire that burned nearly 47,000 acres and caused more than $8 million in damage. Shot on April 23, 2017, the clip shows a makeshift target with the words “Boy” and “Girl” written on it, placed in the middle of the desert near Green Valley, Arizona, south of Tucson. Seconds later we hear a gunshot, and […]

  • 9 top tech gifts to give this year

    Whether you’re shopping for a work pal or soulmate, it can be hard to find a present that’s unique and not obvious. Smart speakers were the hit gift of 2017, so it’s not surprising there are a ton of spin-offs this year. Smart displays like the Echo Show and Google Home Hub are the best new takes on the theme, and Facebook’s Portal is the oddest. In addition to devices that speak to you, Ben Arnold, senior director of the […]

  • The coldest Thanksgiving in over a century for millions plus traffic trouble

    Tranquil weather will accompany most Americans heading to a loved one’s dinner table for Thanksgiving. But they might feel a little heartburn on the return trip home Saturday and Sunday, given the traffic congestion and dicey conditions in the forecast. And if you plan on playing the traditional touch football in New York’s Central Park, you might need your parka. Here’s the forecast for the long Thanksgiving holiday: Friday You might want to stay inside and consider those online black […]

  • Holiday travelers thankful for their lives after Amtrak cars split from train

    Hundreds of passengers on an Amtrak train that became disconnected will have quite a story to tell around the Thanksgiving table. The Montreal to New York City train was traveling near Albany, New York at about 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday when two cars separated from the engine, Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said in a statement. Of the 287 passengers and crew, he said, no one was injured. The passengers were transferred to a new train, Abrams said. CNN has reached […]

  • Walmart and Target seize on the first Black Friday without Toys ‘R’ Us

    Target, Walmart, Amazon, and a spate of big retailers are pouncing on the first holiday shopping season in decades without Toys ‘R’ Us. Toys ‘R’ Us closed its doors after 70 years in business earlier this year, leaving behind hundreds of stores and $10.5 billion in annual sales. In Toys ‘R’ Us’ absence, retailers eye an opportunity to capture market share and pump up toy sales. Their efforts will reach a fever pitch on Black Friday and into the holiday […]

  • Carla’s Tasty Feature at Seaworthy

    My “Tasty Feature” this week is of the new “Bubbles and Brunch” being cooked up at the Ace Hotel New Orleans’ on-site restaurant, Seaworthy, every Saturday and Sunday. They offer small and large plates plus sides and dessert—Along with craft cocktails and a wide variety of champagne choices. I started off with a mix of wild-caught and sustainably harvested gulf coast, east coast and west coast oysters. A must-get are the Navy Cove, Alabama oysters, they were the best oysters […]

  • Deadly salmonella outbreak forces USDA to recall raw turkey

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has recalled turkey products linked to a salmonella outbreak. Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC recalled 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products after the USDA found that a sample of the products tested positive for a salmonella reading matching the outbreak strain. The samples were from a Sept. 11, 2018 production, and, according to the USDA, the rest of the products shipped nationwide. The […]