An award-winning journalist, Kimberly Rusley is an evening news anchor for KFDM 6 News. She co-anchors KFDM’s 5:00, 6:00, and 10:00 newscasts with Aaron Drawhorn.
Born and raised in Bossier City, Louisiana, Kimberly has spent time in three states doing what she loves: broadcast journalism. Over the years, she has covered elections, hurricanes, tornadoes, high profile court cases, you name it!
Kimberly’s career began in 2008 while studying mass communications at LSU-Shreveport. She was hired as a production assistant at KSLA News 12, but ended up holding the positions of assignments editor, web producer, and eventually newscast producer.
In 2012, Kimberly worked as a multi-media journalist (MMJ) for KTAL. Her passion is reporting on stories that generated tangible results for the community. After doing an exclusive story about a small neighborhood in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, which fell victim to a company “reselling” water, parish officials developed a new plan for water accessibility.
After working in television news for six years, Kimberly took a break to work in communications/public relations. But after just two years out of the industry, the TV bug bit her once again.
In 2016, Kimberly made a move from the Pelican State to the Natural State. She was hired as a general assignments reporter for KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas. Kimberly covered several major national stories including a mass shooting at Power Ultra Lounge, the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School (Little Rock 9), and the highly criticized back-to-back executions in the State of Arkansas in 2017.
In 2018, Kimberly started the next chapter of her career in Southeast Texas. She was hired as the evening anchor for Fox 4 News. Kimberly debuted Fox 4 Problem Solvers, a consumer advocacy franchise in which she investigated business complaints of all kinds and worked closely with the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas. She was also the executive producer and host for the area’s only televised candidate forums for the 2019 local mayoral elections.
In October 2021, Kimberly was promoted to evening news anchor for KFDM 6. Since being in the position, Kimberly has spearheaded many special reports and projects, including a Black History Month roundtable webinar, which was a first for KFDM.
A commitment to high-quality work has garnered Kimberly numerous awards. In 2019, Kimberly was awarded first place in the News Anchor category in the Press Club of Southeast Texas Excellence in Media Awards Contest and first place in the Continuing Coverage category. In 2021, She was awarded first place in the Special Reports category. In August 2022, Kimberly was named a 2022 Woman of Integrity by the BBB of Southeast Texas.
Kimberly is a member of the Press Club of Southeast Texas, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Lone Star EMMY chapter, and National Association of Black Journalists. Kimberly loves to eat, listen to music, travel, read, emcee events and meet citizens out and about.