Moving from one side of the Atchafalaya to the other, Phillip Boudreaux is excited to be a multimedia journalist for News15. Phillip grew up in the small town of Raceland, which is about two hours southeast of Lafayette. He didn’t grow up wanting to be a news reporter. In fact, it wasn’t until his junior year of college, that he developed a passion for news. After Phillip told his first story focusing on Women in Leadership, he never looked back. He saw news as a way to help people understand the world around them.
Phillip graduated from Nicholls State University in Mass Communications in 2012. A few months later, he began his career in TV as a Production Assistant at WVUE in New Orleans in September 2012. However, his dream was to get out into the field and be a reporter and it wasn’t too long before he got that opportunity. He landed his first on-air gig as a Anchor/Reporter for KWBJ in Morgan City, La that November. Phillip stayed there for 2 and a half years before taking his talents to Lafayette for KADN back in May 2015.
After living in Acadiana for a year, he is proud to call it home. One of the most impactful moments of his career was covering the tragic theatre shooting last summer. It was during that time, he saw a community band together and become #Lafayettestrong. Everyone was helping the victims of this unspeakable tragedy through anyway they could. It was because of that reaction, Phillip saw just how special of a community Lafayette is.
Whenever Phillip is not reporting the news, he loves spending time with his wife. Phillip also likes watching late night satirical news shows, playing video games, karaoke and following politics. He has also done some community theatre at the Teche Theatre in Franklin, La.
If there is something going on in your community that you feel people should know about, Phillip wants to hear from you. Email your story ideas to email@example.com.