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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, Houma.com, and Suite 101.com 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 Live365.com 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!