Cameron Ott

Assistant Producer

Cameron is originally from West Monroe, LA and currently a student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is a double-major in Political Science and Spanish with a minor in History, and plans on pursuing a career in international law.

In his free time, he loves to stay involved on campus by competing on ULM’s nationally recognized Mock Trial team, representing the student body as a member of SGA, and singing with the university choir. He also serves the University’s Honors Program as Treasurer and represented the group countless times for incoming freshman. 

When he is not on campus, he enjoys following politics, studying language, reading classic literature, and creating playlists of the best music for his morning commutes. / Bill Smith

The Monroe Symphony League (MSL) is hosting its annual spring book room fundraiser this Friday, Mar. 6; and Saturday, Mar. 7; and then again next Friday, Mar. 13; and Saturday, Mar. 14. at their office on 320 N. 4th Street. 

The entrance fee is $2 per adult on the first day only. Remaining dates are free to the public. 

MSL is the philanthropic organization for the Monroe Symphony Orchestra that was created to raise money for music education in Northeast Louisiana. Since its founding, the group has offered several musical opportunities for the community.

The Angel Award honors everyday people doing extraordinary good to meet the physical, emotional, creative or spiritual needs of Louisiana’s kids. Since 1995, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has recognized more than 200 of these outstanding individuals. Each Angel Award also provides much-needed resources  — a $25,000 grant for each Angel’s nonprofit charity.

River Reads: One Book, One Ouachita is a program by the Ouachita Parish Public Library (OPPL) that is meant to foster a shared reading experience across the parish. Each year, the library selects one novel for the community to read together, and the title for 2020 is Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile.

The ULM Gerontology Department is hosting Celebrating Ageless She-roes on Thursday, March 5, from 12 - 2 p.m. at the Terrace on the 7th floor of the ULM Library. This is a luncheon event to commemorate Women's History Month and honor women in the community who did not allow their age or gender to deter them from moving forward in their careers.

The Rennaissance Movement Committee of Monroe is holding its 39th Annual Black Heritage Parade on Saturday, February 29. The celebration will include over 125 entries ranging from historical-themed floats to higschool bands and dance teams. 

Festivities begin that day at 7 a.m. with a lineup of all participants followed by the parade's kickoff at 9:30 a.m. The floats will be decorated with important African-American men and women that have paved the way for blacks today and left a lasting mark on society.

The Krewe of Janus (KOJ) is hosting its 37th annual Mardi Gras Parade this Saturday, February 15, at 6:00 p.m. The parade will begin on Antique Alley's Natchitoches Street in downtown West Monroe and will work its way through the Twin Cities to end at Oliver Road. This year's theme is 'The Magic of Fairytales'.

Earlier in the day, there will also be a chance to see two other parades sponsored by the Krewe. The Children's Parade will start at 10 a.m. in the Pecanland Mall parking lot, and the PAWs Pet Parade kicks off in downtown West Monroe at 1 p.m.

In honor of Black History Month, the NELA Delta African American Heritage Museum has invited the community to join them on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 3 - 5 p.m. to view their newest exhibit of African Wax prints, Wandering Spirits. 

Ross Slacks, executive director of the museum, says that the prints are a tribute to the century-old, handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and eventually found a home in Africa. The wax prints were created by repeatedly constructing wax patterns on top of six-yards of fabric and dyeing them with color.

The Krewe of PAWS is hosting their 14th Annual Mardi Gras Pet Parade this Saturday, February 5. The parade will roll through Antique Alley in West Monroe, and the theme is "The Magic of Furry Tales." All types of pets are welcome to join in on the fun. 

"The Sound of Murder" is a play that highlights the golden age of radio and the future rise of television. Set in the 1940's, the story revolves around the radio station, WMDR, and their efforts to keep their program running. If their newest show does not go well, the station will run out of business.

The College of Arts, Education, and Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is hosting their annual Spring Art Crawl at several campus locations on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5 - 7 p.m. The event is designed to showcase the artwork of ULM's talented students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

Admission to the art crawl is free and the public is invited to to attend. There will also be light refreshments throughout the different locations across campus.