Jay Shakur

Jay Shakur joined the KTAL team as a news reporter and multimedia journalist in February of 2022.

Jay was born and raised on the west side of Chicago where he lived with his younger sister, mother, and grandmother. Before making the move to Shreveport, Jay lived in Washington, DC where he attended Howard University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. 

While attending Howard, Jay honed his passion for journalism and storytelling both behind and in front of the camera and became heavily involved with his university’s video and broadcast communications department through Howard’s radio and TV stations WHUR and WHUT in the nation’s capital.

Shakur says, “I have always felt that true journalism desires to give a voice to the voiceless with truth and relevance.”

When Jay isn’t reporting he enjoys spending time with family and friends, serving in his local community, reading books, and watching classic TV shows and films.

Jay is excited and eager to share stories that both inspire and inform the citizens of the ArkLaTex community.

To contact Jay Shakur email, him jshakur@ktalnews.tv

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