Magdala Louissaint

Lynchburg Bureau Reporter


Magdala Louissaint is an award-winning journalist who joined WSLS 10 in July 2017 as the Lynchburg bureau reporter. She comes to WSLS 10 after spending two years reporting at KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho. There she won the Idaho State Broadcasters Association award for Best Continuing Coverage on “Cyanide: The Deadly Toxin.” Prior to that, Magdala got her foot in the news world by working as a production assistant at WJLA in Washington, D.C. for nearly two years. Magdala is originally from Beltsville, Maryland and is of Haitian descent. She has six brothers and is the only girl and considers herself to be one tough cookie. She graduated from Frostburg State University in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and minored in journalism and public relations. Magdala is glad to be closer to family and friends and is happy to call the Hill City home for now. In her free time, Magdala loves meeting new people, going to church, being active in the community, exploring Lynchburg and all the great dining places it has to offer. She also loves to cook Haitian food, sing, catch the latest Netflix series and enjoys challenging herself through her new found love for Crossfit! She is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. Magdala is excited to be sharing your stories. If you have any ideas or news tips send her an email at