Jarod Floyd


Jarod began at KEDM as a student forecaster in the University of Louisiana at Monroe Atmospheric Sciences program. He was part of the ULM Hurricane Evaluation at Land Project for Science group in 2005, which contributed to field studies for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Jarod holds three Associated Press awards for Best Weathercast. For his coverage of Hurricane Gustav in 2006, Floyd was awarded a 2008 Louisiana Associated Press 3rd Place award for Breaking Weather.

In June 2006, Floyd was hired as the weekend meteorologist at West Monroe’s KTVE/KARD. Two weeks later, Floyd became the station’s morning meteorologist. In April 2008, Floyd was promoted to the position of Chief Meteorologist at KTVE/KARD, and in July of 2014 to News Anchor.

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Dancing Santas, local school choirs, and guest soloists hightlight the return of Cottonland Christmas to the Strauss Theatre Center in "Christmas on Lamy Lane."

Cottonland Christmas shows produced by the Strauss were a holiday mainstay in the 1980's and early 1990's. The revue-style show features local musical and dance talent performing holiday favorites.

We've got a multi-generaltional show this year; everything from 8 years old to 81 years old. There's something for everybody!" explained Strauss Board Member Vickie Krutzer.


The Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts is gearing up for the holiday season by presenting "Holiday Hoedown." Holiday Hoedown will celebrate the season with  what SYAA Executive Director Walter Allen calls "some side-splittin' humor, toe-tappin' music, and some donnright heel-kickin' dance."