Robert Streeter — Ark-La-Tex Weekend Managing Editor
In the past ten years of living in the Ark-La-Tex, I’ve heard a lot of ‘What’s there to do here?’ or ‘There’s nothing to do.’ I’ve been surprised while creating television commercials for places around the area that there’s a LOT to do, eat, and experience. Now with Ark-La-Tex Weekend, I want to help get the word out about everything cool, fun, and exciting in Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, and Northwest Louisiana.
A little bit about me… Chocoholic. Foodie that loves to try new restaurants. A Roster Artist on the Northwest Louisiana Artist Directory. I’ve worked with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council and Shreveport Common. One of my great accomplishments is a literary artist for the Shreveport Common app. Download it from Google Play or Apple App Store. Before taking on Ark-La-Tex Weekend I was the Commercial Producer and Creative Director at KSLA News 12. I’m getting more and more into photography. I have been awarded Grand Champion at the State Fair of Louisiana twice. See my work here.
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It’s all about the weekend! Enjoy it!
Matthew Banks — Content Producer
Born in Laredo, TX but lived most of life in Shreveport/Bossier Louisiana area because my father was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. I love the South because of the food! My favorite meal is pork chops with mash potatoes and green beans with a cup of sweet tea. Oh, I can not forget about dessert with sweet potato pie. I work as a News Content Specialists and I love producing stories on what is going on in the weekend here is in Louisiana especially dancing, new films coming into town, or events that can bring the family together.
Jeff Dillard — Content Producer
I was born and raised in Bossier City, but relocated to DeSoto Parish around 10 years ago. I focus on eating healthy (Low Carb & Paleo) even when dining out. My motto is “Just because it is healthy doesn’t mean it has to taste healthy!”. I love to cover community events especially when there is food involved. I’m also a theatre fanatic and absolutely love small, cozy productions.
Dominique O'Neill — Content Producer
I’m originally from Columbus, Ohio. I’m a running fanatic. I started working as a News Content Specialist at KSLA this year. I like to eat seafood. I like to volunteer in the community and give back to those less fortunate. One of my favorite seafood restaurants is Red Lobster. In addition to good food, I like to explore and travel. My favorite sport to watch is basketball.
Javonti Thomas — Content Producer
I’m Javonti Thomas and I’m Louisiana born and raised. I grew up in Winnfield and went to college in Natchitoches at Northwestern State University. I’m a Content Producer for KSLA News 12 This Morning, I’ve been with the station since 2016. I love history, seafood and wine! Some of my favorite dishes to make are homemade meat pies, gumbo and Taco Soup. Some of my hobbies include playing tennis, hiking and supporting the Alabama Crimson Tide. I look forward to report stories that help you relax and plan your weekend here in the Ark-La-Tex.