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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
  • Wash World offers free laundry for government workers

    As the government shutdown is affecting hundreds of thousands of government workers, some local businesses are stepping up to ease the burden of bills. One of those businesses is Wash World, the laundromat that is attached to Melba's Poboys. Government worker, Oliver Mickens, said his typical laundry day turned into a day full of surprises when he was approached by a worker.

  • Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana at the Newcomb Art Museum

    Until last year, Louisiana was known as the incarceration capital of the world. Now, a local museum is raising awareness about mass incarceration in a unique way. The Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane has a new exhibition called, "Per(sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana." It features 30 currently and formerly jailed women in Louisiana.

  • Oscars could benefit from power of ‘Black Panther’

    Can "Black Panther" and Lady Gaga help save the Oscars? The build-up to the Oscars has been a mess, after a ratings decline in 2018 that left organizers scrambling for possible solutions. But Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members could help out their beleaguered producers Tuesday by nominating more high-profile films that might help attract a bigger audience.

  • Ariana Grande drops ‘7 rings’

    Ariana Grande makes one thing clear in her latest single: She doesn't need a man. The singer has been on a roll recently, dropping hit after hit. It appears she may have done it again. Grande released "7 rings" on Friday, along with a music video for the song that had amassed more than 12 million views on YouTube by Friday afternoon.

  • Saints Tailgate Krewe has the ultimate pregame ritual on wheels

    If you combine extreme Saints fans with the magic of Mardi Gras, then you'll get the ultimate black and gold game day parade. Five years ago, a group of fans created the Saints Tailgate Krewe. This Krewe rolls down Poydras street every home game in a bus that is decked out in Saints decor from bumper to bumper.

  • What’s behind the insane popularity of ‘Baby Shark’? Let’s examine.

    "Baby Shark," doo doo doo doo doo doo. For the second week in a row the most popular rendition of the song, produced by Korean entertainment company Pinkfong, is sitting pretty in the Top 40 of the Billboard Top 100.

  • ‘West Side Story’ remake finds its Maria

    High school student Rachel Zegler has been cast in the starring role of Maria in Steven Spielberg's planned "West Side Story" remake.

  • ‘We had no idea this patient was pregnant,’ nurse tells 911 operator after woman in vegetative state gave birth

    When a woman who has been in a vegetative state for years suddenly gave birth at an Arizona care facility last month, caregivers were taken completely by surprise, telling 911 dispatchers, "We had no idea she was pregnant."

  • New Orleans poboys vs. Philly cheesesteaks

    Who's ready for the playoffs? New Orleans vs. Philly is a pretty powerful match up not only on the field but also in the kitchen. It's the New Orleans poboys vs. the Philly cheesesteaks.

  • Girl boxers knock out the competition at the Spartan Boxing Club

    Who says that girls can't pack a mean punch? In the 7th Ward, there's a club called the "Spartan Boxing Club," and it's run by experienced coaches from the boxing world.

  • New Orleans King Cake Hub & Pop up shop gives customers a variety of king cakes choices

    Only in New Orleans are Christmas trees recycled into Mardi Gras trees and king cake babies discovered in your favorite pastries. It's officially carnival season, which means long lines at all of the most raved about bakeries. In the C-B-D at Pythian Market, a king cake pop up shop has opened it's doors to give customers more options and a shorter drive.

  • Bourgeois Meat Market does Cajun meat the old school way

    Bourgeois Meat Market is 128 year's old and still going strong thanks to their famous jerky and old fashioned smoke houses.