Kayla Bertucci joined WGNO’s News with a Twist in December of 2017. Before coming to WGNO, she was a reporter at WMC in Memphis, Tennessee and previously the weekend anchor at KTVE in Monroe, Louisiana.

She is a proud graduate of Ole Miss, earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in theater. During this time, she interned as a reporter for the Memphis Grizzlies, contributed content to the Ole Miss sports channel Rebelvision, and freelanced for ESPNU.

Kayla was born and raised in Tennessee, spending most of her life in the small town of Greenfield. She enjoys sitting out on the front porch with family, playing spades, eating home-cooked meals, riding four-wheelers, and going to church.

In New Orleans, Kayla says her love of journalism continues to grow as she meets the people who make this place unique.

Each one has a beautiful tale to unfold, and she is on the hunt to uncover the true heart of the Big Easy and all of South Louisiana.

Recent Articles
  • Sankofa to open 40 acre wetland park in the lower 9th ward

    Now that spring has sprung, one way to soak in all of the warmth and nature is to visit a local park, am I right?One park in the lower 9th ward is making a name for itself with its mission to improve conservation and relieve drainage infrastructure in the community.I'm talking about the Sankofa Wetland Park where you can find a group of students working this week to help restore the land to its former glory.

  • Starbucks to test recyclable, compostable cups

    After years of looking for greener alternatives to its paper cup — which is lined with plastic — Starbucks is testing out something new.The company announced on Wednesday that it is testing out a compostable cup in five locations — New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver and London. Starbucks showed one of the cups being tested during its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to reinvent divorce with her ‘conscious uncoupling’

    Gwyneth Paltrow didn't expect the backlash over the "conscious uncoupling" of her marriage with Chris Martin.The actress and Coldplay frontman made headlines when they announced they had split in 2014 after more than a decade of marriage and two children.

  • New Orleans sets up sharp object containers for dirty needle disposal

    As the opioid epidemic rises, so does the use of needles and syringes.The addiction has grown so much, that the New Orleans Health Department began getting phone calls from residents complaining about these sharp objects littering the streets and drains.

  • Lyft plans to raise more than $2 billion in its IPO

    Lyft has set a price range for its initial public offering, which could value the company at about $20 billion.Lyft predicted investors would buy the stock for between $62 and $68 a share. The company expects to raise as much as $2.1 billion through the sale of stock.

  • Middendorf’s puts together a time capsule that will be opened in 2084

    If you hop off of I-55 in Manchac, then you'll find yourself at the front door of the historic restaurant, Middendorf's."When you think about it, it's actually a strange location. If you were to ask somebody to give you money to build a restaurant out in the swamp, and there is one exit and there's only 10 people living here, they would say no," says the owner, Horst Pfeifer.With seafood on the menu, there is one item that stands a part from the rest."We are known for our world famous, thin-fried catfish. It's been here for 85 years, and it is so unique," says Horst.

  • Sharp New Orleans offers professional attire for men

    When it comes to a job interview, looking your best has been statistically proven to help your chances of being hired.That's why a new non-profit organization was born to help local men overcome workforce barriers to employment by helping jazz up their wardrobe.Patrick Young had this idea about 3 years ago after realizing there was a lack of support for males in the community.

  • And the next ‘Bachelorette’ is …

    Warning this article contains spoilers about the next season of "The Bachelorette"When it comes to the finale of "The Bachelor," there are two things fans are hoping for, an engagement and an announcement of who will be the next star of ABC's "The Bachelorette."

  • Fat Boy’s Pizza brings giant slices and an eating competition to Metairie

    It seems like everyone at Fat Boy's Pizza just wants a piece of the pie.The new pizza spot is buzzing with long lines and customers that just can't seem to get enough.

  • Disney releases new ‘Aladdin’ trailer

    Welcome to Agrabah.Disney dropped the official trailer for the upcoming live-action version of "Aladdin," and it's a whole new world for fans of the 1992 animated version of the film.

  • James Corden pulls the ultimate prank on David Beckham

    James Corden may have just pulled off the ultimate prank on his buddy, soccer star David Beckham.The host of "The Late Late Show with James Corden" unveiled the stunt on his show Monday night. He said the elaborate prank took him more than two months to plan.

  • GNO Cornhole League of Greater New Orleans to begin new season

    It's a game that involves two boards, bean bags, and is usually played in bars or maybe even in your own back yard.I'm talking bean bag toss or "cornhole," and this leisurely game just became a local sport with some fierce competition.It all started when Josh Bordelon, a P.E. teacher and coach at Destrahan High School, created the GNO Cornhole League after brainstorming with his friends during a game at his home.

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