Zyneria Byrd joined KTAL in September 2016. She is a native of Shreveport-Bossier. She graduated from Loyola College Prep in 2012 and is a recent graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans, where she obtained a degree in Mass Communication and a minor in Marketing in 2016.
As a student at Xavier, Zyneria was fully involved in producing and writing for Xavier TV and Xavier Sports Broadcasting. She was also president of the campus’ National Association of Black Journalists.
In the summer of 2014, she completed an internship with KTAL and knew she wanted to become a member of the KTAL news team. In the fall of 2016, she completed an internship with WVUE Fox 8 in New Orleans, where she gained additional experience in broadcast journalism. She also completed an internship with KTBS during her 2015-2016 winter break and gained local government experience as an intern with the Shreveport Mayor’s Office in the summer of 2015.
Zyneria is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, the theater, and spending time with her family.
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