Rain Augustine began her News15 career in 2017 during her senior year at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
During her time in college, Rain was a University News reporter, a Communications Honor Society member, and was voted Most Empowering Student by her peers. Rain has since graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications, Broadcast Journalism.
At News15 she has advanced by quickly learning almost facet of TV News production. She now contributes to News15 as an on-air multi-media journalist/reporter and weekend news producer.
Rain loves entertainment news, and is pursuing career in media because journalism encompasses two of her biggest passions: community service and story telling. She is a member of National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists, and is an Americorps, U.S. Civil Service Corporation, alumni.
After living in Acadiana for four years, Leigha has grown to love Cajun Country just as much as her home town. She lives to tell hard hitting stories that raise awareness to issues in the community. She also loves the occasional uplifting, inspirational story that gets the water works going.
When she’s not reporting she is spending time with her friends and family, cooking, or taking her children Sonny and Leo on long walks downtown. Leigha has also volunteered with Hearts of Hope, a sexual assault relief non-profit organization.