Cory Crowe

News and Public Affairs Director

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.

His radio career started in the 1980’s as a rock disk jockey before being "bit" by the news bug. In 1991 Cory started as a student news intern at the new public radio station, 90.3 KEDM. Although he left radio to open his own music store and recording studio, he later returned to worked as a radio program director, sports director, news director and talk show host. He also worked with national radio talk shows in syndication and satellite distribution.

Cory earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television/Film Production from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 1995. He also has experience in digital advertising sales management, as well as social media marketing, behavioral advertising and audience research.

Cory has won numerous broadcasting awards including the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors best Newscast, Feature Story, Public Affairs, and Use of Sound awards. He has been a finalist in the best News Anchor, Radio Achievement, Multimedia, Breaking News, Documentary or Series, and Digital Presence catagories. Cory has also won numerous Addy awards for radio and television advertising campaigns. 

In his spare time he serves as the public address announcer at The University of Louisiana Monroe and works in the entertainment industry. He is a classically trained musician and enjoys Texas Blues.

Cory lives in Monroe with his wife Mary Pat.

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To ensure local residents and business can take proper sanitation precautions during potential coronavirus events, the City of Monroe is halting the disconnection of water service for customers over the next 60 days. Monroe water customers are still responsible for their account balance.

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The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections and State Police have launched an investigation at Louisiana State Penitentiary into an incident self reported to Department leaders by Warden Darrel Vannoy regarding certain Angola staff and department payroll administration rules. 

Warden Vannoy has been placed on administrative leave, and the Department's Chief of Operations, Seth Smith will oversee the prison during the investigation. No more details will be available during the investigation. 

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The investigation into a homicide by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators has led to the arrest of Dylan Stephenson, age 26.

Deputies responded to a shooting reported at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 27, 2020 in the 2500 block of Winnsboro Road.  The victim, Cydni Stephenson, was found at the scene with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.  She was transported to a local hospital where she later died.

Stephenson has been booked into OCC on the charge of one count of Second Degree Murder.

Earlier today, just before 9:15 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 20, just west of Delhi. This crash claimed the life of a Rayville man.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed the crash occurred as a 2008 Nissan Altima, driven by 38-year-old James Haring III, was traveling east on Interstate 20. For reasons still under investigation, the Altima rear-ended an 18-wheeler that was also traveling east in the outside lane.

A public presentation of the proposed downtown Monroe event cente will be held from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Monroe Public Safety Center (fire side), located at 1810 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.  

The public is invited to ask questions of the designers and government officials.

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The candidates running for mayor of Monroe faced off at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce / KEDM Meet The Candidates Forum. The event was held on February 10 at the Monroe Convention Center. A standing room only crowd was in attendance and the event was aired on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. 

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