Curtis Heyen

Curtis Heyen

Digital Content Producer - KSLA

Shreveport, La.

KSLA News 12 Digital Content Producer Curtis Heyen is an award-winning journalist, reporter and editor with deep roots in the ArkLaTex. He has had the privilege of fairly, accurately and credibly reporting, investigating, and sharing your stories from every corner of the region for more than four decades, first as a print journalist at small-town and daily metro newspapers, and now in broadcast media.

Among highlights of Heyen's career is his tenacious coverage of a small community's David vs. Goliath fight against an international consortium's plans to build the nation's first privately owned and operated uranium enrichment facility in their backyard, which led to precedent-setting court cases and coinage of the phrases "environmental racism" and "environmental justice."

His work along those lines also earned awards for coverage of social issues and environmental journalism and is cited in the project's environmental impact statement and "Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline," among others.

Recent Articles by Curtis

Attorney drowns in ArkLaTex lake

Texas on lookout for distracted drivers

6 injured in Shreveport shooting after multiple men reportedly fired into crowd

Earthquake recorded near Blanchard, La.

Search for driver’s body moves farther downstream on the Sulfur River

Game wardens, volunteers continue search for driver of SUV that plunged into spillway

Man missing, woman rescued after car plunges into spillway

LifeShare to hold 6-day blood drives at Albertsons in Texarkana, 7 Louisiana cities

  Bomb squad, 15 police units respond to situation in south Shreveport

Law officers go to Bossier City residence in search of suspect in Texas homicide case

6-year-old boy severely hurt in 2-vehicle wreck, police say

Harrison County Sheriff’s Office outlines rules for inmate visits, which will resume April 1

ArkLaTex gymnast secures herself a spot on the 2021 U.S. Junior Women’s National Team

I-20 E between Bossier, Webster parishes closed; drivers stuck for hours overnight

Texas designates COVID-19 vaccination hub in Texarkana

Child who was shot in her head is in critical condition

SPD chief: Child wounded in shooting on Bernice Circle

Investigator: Cause of blazes may never be known

2,000+ on waiting list to get COVID-19 vaccination in Bowie County, TX

Authorities ID homicide victim, his alleged killer

NWLA man dies, another suffers hypothermia on ETX lake