Kenny Boudreaux

Welcome to my page!

Let me introduce myself as a writer. My name is Kenny Boudreaux. I have more than five years experience at various newspapers, and magazines near my hometown of Houma, La. I've written in the news, business, lifestyles, entertainment, health, and sports sections. I also have extensive section editing, copy editing, and photojournalism experience. My flexibility has helped me garner several local, regional, and national honors for writing and photography. My notable awards include: Top 10 finalist in the Religion Newswriters Association Chandler Award for Best Student Reporter in 2003-2004, Top 50 contestant of 600-plus entries in Obadiah Press's anthology contest in 2004 on the theme of hope and a Fifth Place finish in the Southeast Journalism Conference's 2005 "Best of the South" feature writing contest. I've also won many Louisiana Press Association awards, including first-place spots for writing and photojournalism.

I earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication (print journalism) from Nicholls State University in 2004. I recently returned to my Thibodaux, La.-based alma mater to pursue my second undergraduate degree in English (creative writing) and am just nine hours from completion. In the English curriculum, I've learned how to write quality poems, short stories, analytical essays, memoirs, and research papers. I've considered pursuing a master's degree in magazine writing.

I started my journalism career at The Nicholls Worth, the student publication of Nicholls State University. In just a couple years, I became the weekly newspaper's features editor, managed two writers, and handed out assignments. As a student, I served as a regular contributor in all sections for The Courier in Houma. Just a couple months after graduation from Nicholls, I landed my first full-time gig with the Tri-Parish Times in Houma. There, I served as a staff writer, copy editor and photojournalist. I've also been published in Voila!, Gathering ... In Spirit and In Truth, Mosaic, Grapevine, Gumbo, Foxes On Idol,, and Suite magazines. During a church mission trip to Arizona in 2003, I had a personal opinion piece published in The Apache Scout.

I took a hiatus from journalism in 2007 to work at a family-owned cypress furniture business and spend time focusing on my English degree. Since I've returned to school, I have improved my creative writing, analytical, editing, and research skills. During those three years, I've also launched Idol Waves, an Internet radio station through that plays music from former contestants of the popular show American Idol. The station, currently undergoing reconstruction, quickly gained a large national fan base. I recently started another online radio station, Vision Country, that plays inspirational country tunes.

Feel free to look around my page. I've posted several writing samples and my résumé. Below this paragraph, I posted some of my favorite works and ones that truly represent me as a versatile writer, editor, and photographer. You can contact me at anytime. Thanks again for taking the time to view my site!

Some of my photographs


Here's a few of my favorite photographs. I've included photojournalism pictures published in local newspapers and personal random art ones. I will be adding ...

Sports hazing on the rise, officials seek prevention

Public Affairs Reporting

Baseball players inappropriately grabbed each other's genitals at a high school in Utah earlier this year. A soccer player in Connecticut was hog-tied and so...

Fact In the Form of Fiction: The Art of Literary Journalism Gaining Momentum

General Research

Literary journalism, a form of writing that uses literary techniques to tell nonfiction stories, is a field of writing that in the past has been overlooked a...

Believing Lies: Satan’s dishonesty casts doubt and ruins Young Goodman Brown

Literature Research

Young Goodman Brown needs to make a choice. He can either stay the night with Faith, his wife of three months, or set out into the dark forest to meet the de...

The Real Scarlet Letter: H for Hypocrisy

Literary Essays

Hester Prynne claims to love her daughter Pearl. Yet, she does not publicly confess that the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale fathered her child out of wedlock. By not...

Morgan City Defends Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

Suite 101


Louis Dupuy, Graphic Artist Designer, and the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival own the copyright to the 2010 poster designed for the Festival. [www.shrimp-pet...

American Idol finalist's long-awaited debut CD a pleasant surprise

Foxes On Idol


Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Bucky Covington and Josh Gracin all capitalized on their American Idol fame, immediately signed record deals and instantly ...




The poem is a flying hornet Buzzing in the mind Its hive is full of buried thoughts Both negative and kind It's sting stirs up clever ideas Just waiting...

Coach's winning attitude plays on and off the court

The Courier (Houma, La.)


Most people who meet Freddie Frye would never guess he's 43 years old. He looks younger. In fact, the 6-foot-4-inch Thibodaux resident said he feels like a ...

Houma woman beats the odds with every breath

The Courier (Houma, La.)


Note: Lottie Toups, the subject of this article, is now 30 years old. She and her family continue to experience the joys and overcome the obstacles of Trisom...

Poetic Louisiana: Professor thrives with verse

The Courier (Houma, La.)


It is a peaceful evening at David E. Middleton's home in Thibodaux. He grabs a pen and a stack of paper from his desk and paces over to his rocking chair. B...