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Katy Reckdahl

Katy Reckdahl

Katy Reckdahl is a reporter based in New Orleans, a frequent contributor to the New Orleans Advocate | Times-Picayune and WDSU television, who also writes for the New York Times and The Weather Channel. She has won dozens of awards from the New Orleans Press Club and several national awards, including a James Aronson Award and a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Most recently, she received two Emmys for her work on news documentaries for WDSU.

Seated together: new Louisiana Civil Rights Trail honors Dooky Chase’s for defying segregation

By: - June 1, 2021

NEW ORLEANS — Last month, as her audience lunched on fried chicken and mustard greens, Sybil Morial summarized why the first marker for the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail was installed outside the dining room’s door, in front of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. Seventy years ago, this place defied de jure segregation, said Morial, 88, a former […]

In Angola’s Oak 4 dormitory Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling douses hopes

By: - May 18, 2021

The news spread quickly on Monday from the nation’s highest court to its largest maximum-security prison, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. That morning, in the case Edwards v. Vannoy, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that its 2020 Ramos v. Louisiana decision — which held that the Sixth Amendment right to a unanimous jury applies […]