Nancy Cook

Award-winning journalist Nancy Cook is in her 11th year at KTAL NBC 6 News, where she covers courts, is Weekend Assignment Editor, researcher,  along with reporting and writing for arklatexhomepage.com. 
 
In addition to bringing her 30 years of experience in print journalism, Nancy holds a Paralegal Certificate from LSU Shreveport, is a Louisiana Civil Law Notary Public with statewide jurisdiction, and spent almost three years working in Louisiana’s First Judicial District Courts. 
 
Her local career in print journalism began at the Shreveport Journal, where she covered religion and television for 10 years, after which she spent six years as news editor of Bossier Press-Tribune, three years as editor-in-chief of City Lights Magazine, and several years as a political columnist for Forum News. 
 
Nancy received first place in the Associated Press’s Louisiana-Mississippi competition for her coverage of Pope John Paul II’s visit to the U.S. and holds a Gold Medallion Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for her history of Judaism in Shreveport, as well as several awards from the Louisiana Press Association. She also has received first place awards for two of her religious fiction short stories. 
 
For 12 years, Nancy appeared with three other journalists on Dateline Shreveport, a weekly cable news show, a roundtable discussion of local, state, and national current events. 
 
A native of Kansas City, MO, Nancy attended Kansas City Junior College, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and the Kansas City Art Institute. 
 
She is on the board of the Shreveport Journalism Foundation, and has served on boards of the Multicultural Center of the South; the Bossier Council on Aging; the Bossier Mayor’s Women’s Commission; the Super Derby Foundation; the Ecumenical Justice Committee; the Social Justice and Peace Committee of the Catholic Diocese of Alexandria/Shreveport; and the Job Corps.  
 
You can contact Nancy at ncook@ktalnews.tv 

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