Reporter’s Notes: Hurricane Katrina, 10 years later

Hurricane Katrina — perhaps the two most infamous words in Louisiana’s infamous history. The storm rained down so much devastation and sorrow on the Bayou State, yet somehow seemed to bring out the best in us. Now a decade after the fierce hurricane came ashore, the recovery process is far from over. Parts of New…

Lessons in leadership from Lt. General Russel Honoré

Lt. General Russel Honoré commanded the U.S. military’s response to the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast in 2005. His leadership style is widely credited with turning around the situation in New Orleans. Now five years after the devastating storm, I had the opportunity to talk to the decorated general about his new book, Survival: How Being Prepared…

Standing eye-to-eye with Hurricane Ike

Gusts of wind topping 100 miles per hour, 20 foot storm surge, hazardous airborne debris; you couldn’t ask for a more hazardous work environment.  Who would be crazy enough to voluntarily brave the elements? I’ve always thought it irresponsible and somewhat sensationalist for TV journalists to stand out in the middle of a hurricane, all for a…