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Carla Pesono

President, CarlaMedia LLC

I'm a Buffalo, NY girl turned Cajun Queen. I'm the founder and president of CarlaMedia, a media company based in New Orleans that creates digital and social content for local restaurants through my on-air segment, Carla's Kitchen.


My passion for curiosity started at a very young age when I began creating videos, and I turned that passion into my career. I love traveling, learning new cultures, meeting new people and telling those stories along the way. I moved to Chicago for college where I earned a Broadcast Journalism for TV degree at Columbia College Chicago.

I'm an award-winning journalist who has worked many roles in TV news: reporter, weather anchor, traffic anchor, news anchor and host. Previously, I was the Morning News Anchor at the ABC affiliate in New Orleans (WGNO), the Morning Weather/Traffic Anchor at the NBC affiliate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (WVLA),  and started my career as the Morning News/Weather Anchor at the NBC affiliate in Joplin, Missouri (KSN16).

At all three stations, I took my love of food to create a weekly restaurant segment. In each episode, I showcase a local hidden gem restaurant in the area. Also, I produced a live cooking segment called “What’s Carla Cooking?” on KSN Local News Today.


I love embracing the Southeast Louisiana culture, cooking, playing volleyball, painting and hanging with my dog, Teddy.

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