News Anchor/ Producer

MacLeod, or ‘Mac’ to his friends, joined the KLAX News Team as an anchor and producer for your evening newscasts in the fall of 2014.

MacLeod started his career at KULR-8 in Billings, Montana in 2010 as a reporter and started producing and anchoring shortly after graduating from Montana State University with his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. During his time at KULR-8, Mac has covered several stories that made national headlines, like the Ash Creek Fire of 2011 that scorched nearly 250,000 acres which made The NBC Nightly News with Brian Willams, and the infamous court case in which District Judge G. Todd Baugh said an underage rape victim was, “older than her chronological age.”

Mac enjoys covering all types of stories from breaking news to feature interviews with local people.

In his spare time, Mac enjoys water-skiing and spending time with his Scottish Terrier, Rupert.

If you have a story idea, please feel free to send it his way.  Watch Mac weeknights at 6 and 10 during ABC 31 News on KLAX TV.

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Chief Meteorologist

Kris knew at an early age that he wanted to learn more about the weather. Kris was born and raised in Long Grove, Iowa. He spent a lot of his childhood on his grandparent’s farm, and they were always watching the weather. The way that the weather changed almost daily peaked his interest.

Kris graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology. During his junior year, he did an internship at a local TV station in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation, he was hired at that station to update the station website and also to do fill in work for the weather department. He was eventually promoted to Weekend Meteorologist, and spent 6 years doing that. He then changed career paths and worked for an insurance company for 7 years. He recently decided to get back into broadcasting the weather.

When Kris is not busy keeping up with the weather in Central Louisiana, he loves to spend his time working out, golfing and bowling. He has bowled several 300 games. Watch Kris weeknights at 6 and 10 during ABC 31 News on KLAX TV.Christopher Swaim REVChristopher Swaim


Christopher Swaim was born and raised in Central Indiana.  When he was younger his father would take him out on his boat where weather was always a major factor in open water.  Instead of being scared of thunderstorms, Christopher wanted to learn more about them and possibly chase them. This lead him to pursue his degree in meteorology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Christopher was also a member of the Ball State Storm Chase Team where he chased storms throughout the country.

Christopher joined the KLAX team in 2014, and is very excited to be forecasting weather here in Central Louisiana! Watch Christopher weeknights at 6 and 10 on KLAX TV, ABC 31 News.

Sports Anchor/Producer

Mark Edwards grew up in Arkansas.  He joined the KLAX news team in October of 2014.  Mark grew up very active in all sports and chose to play basketball at Henderson State University.

After college Mark planned to go to medical school, but took a job as a radio DJ for a popular radio station.  It wasn’t long after, he was hooked on the entertainment industry.  He spent time acting in Los Angeles before moving back to the south to pursue radio in Memphis, TN.  He would eventually find his way back to Arkansas where he covered and ventured into the world of television.

During his career he’s covered the SEC for more than ten years and interviewed countless professional athletes.  He is a people person and says he has never met a stranger.  His hobbies include sports and reading!  Watch Mark weeknights at 6 and 10 on KLAX-TV, ABC 31 NEWS.

Sports Anchor/Producer

Delaney Brey has participated in sports all her life. When it came to deciding a career she knew she wanted to work in sports, and do something where she could voice her opinion. That’s when Brey figured out she was meant to be a sports anchor.

Delaney graduated, in three years, from Lynn University with a degree in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Advertising/PR. After playing a year of collegiate softball, Delaney traded her scholarship for a chance to take full advantage of the opportunities geared toward fulfilling her dreams. She has interned at multiple places including PBS, Palm Beach Illustrated, ESPN West Palm, and ESPN X-Games.

When Delaney isn’t obsessing about sports she loves to read a variety of novels and series, catch up on Criminal Minds, and exercise with her dog – Dotty. Watch Delaney weeknights on KLAX-TV, ABC 31 News.

News Producer

Babs Zimmerman has been in news just about as long as she can remember–in newspapers, wire service and later television.

She is a graduate of LSU and completed graduate work there, too. Babs is a native of North Louisiana but has lived all over the state, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge. She is an avid reader on every subject, likes to cook for friends and family and spends time with her husband Jim and their dog plus two cats.

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News Photojournalist/Editor/IT Tech

Jerry wears lots of hats at KLAX-TV where he is a photojournalist, news editor and computer technician/engineer.

Jerry spends a portion of his day zipping around Central Louisiana shooting stories for news, then back to the station for editing; you can also see Jerry occasionally on-air reporting the news. He is an Operation Desert Storm  veteran and is fast becoming a veteran actor around town. His work in radio gave him an excellent voice which he now projects on the stage. He and his wife have three active boys, and most of his spare time is spent with his family.