As a huge sports fan, Louis attended SDSU with dreams of becoming a sportscaster. During his four years in school, Louis covered sports for the Daily Aztec newspaper, worked as the sports director for campus radio station KCR, and did play-by-play for various sports on the campus cable TV show “Sports Scene”.
Just before graduating with a BA in Journalism, Louis got his first big opportunity. He interned at KFMB working in the sports department, helping to produce for weekend sportscaster, Jim Laslavic. During that same time, Louis worked as a research assistant for then-NBC sportscaster and current Padres broadcaster, Dick Enberg.
Six months after starting his internship, Louis was hired full-time at KFMB as weekend sports producer/videotape editor. Before moving from the fun and games department to the news department a few years later, Louis produced sports full-time for Ted Leitner and produced community affairs programming in the 8 Cares Department, working with former Padre Tim Flannery.
Louis transitioned into news producing in the early 90’s and that is where he thrived. Over the years, he has been honored with 11 Emmy® Awards from the Pacific Southwest Chapter of NATAS, as well as having served on the Board of Governors. Louis says he is most proud of the coverage he helped provide on KFMB during the 2003 Cedar Fire, when he spent a marathon session all day in the control room during News 8’s continuous coverage.
Louis has been married for 28 years to Kristine and has two sons, 23-year-old Matthew and 19-year-old Jordan. Most recently, Louis earned his Master’s degree in Educational Technology at SDSU.
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