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KSLA News 12's General Manager

James Smith is the Vice President and General Manager of KSLA News 12.

James has worked in broadcast television for three decades. After graduating from the University of Texas he began his career as a reporter and photographer at KZTV in Corpus Christi, Texas. Following that he worked as News Director and Anchorman in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He also taught Broadcast Journalism at Texas A&M University.

For 19 years, James was the News Director and Anchorman at KPLC TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana where his news department became the most honored news department in Louisiana with more than 81 First Place Awards from the Louisiana Associated Press.

In 1999, James became the Vice President and General Manager of WWAY TV in Wilmington, North Carolina. And in March of 2006 he was hired by Raycom Media to become Vice President and General Manager at KSLA TV-12 in Shreveport.

He is past president of the Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

James and his wife Kathy have two children and two grandchildren.

I Want To Hear From You.

KSLA News 12 is committed to serving our viewers throughout the Ark-La-Tex. It is important for me to hear from you.

If you have any comments about our television station or topics for news coverage or editorials please feel free to contact me.

Telephone 318-677-6730.
Email jamessmith@ksla.com

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