Courtney Cole is a Multimedia Journalist for KNOE 8 News. You can see her most weeknights at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.
Courtney grew up in Fredericksburg, Va., a small town an hour between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va.
In her last year at KNOE, Courtney reported on the Easter tornadoes that devastated Ouachita Parish, the coronavirus pandemic, school bullying, crime, and other issues important to the community.
Prior to coming here, she was a career intern both on the local and national level. During her time in university, she was an Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow where she interned at WRIC-TV for three consecutive summers. In addition, she was a production intern with MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi where she spent the summer researching and helping produce content for the 3 o’clock show. She also had a multi-semester internship with WBTV where she had the opportunity to turn packages, write for air, produce content online, and she played a pivotal role in reporting on a campus shooting at her university on the last day of class.
Courtney is a 2019 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in Communication Studies and Sociology. She is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Courtney's motto is "Seek the truth, help those in need, and share their stories."
Courtney looks forward to making ArkLaMiss her new home and telling the stories that matter in the community.