Isiah Carey

Isiah Carey

Host, The Isiah Factor Uncensored

Isiah Carey started as a general assignment reporter for FOX 26 News but has since embraced his role as the host of his signature news program, Isiah Factor Uncensored. Originally from Baton Rouge, La., he caught the TV bug at a very young age. In fact, he made his debut in front of the camera at the age of five, on a weekly local segment called Thought for the Day on WVLA-TV.

But it wasn't until 1978 when as a third-grade student, Isiah realized that he wanted to be a reporter on TV. That's when a local television journalist spoke to his class, and inspired Isiah to contact a Baton Rouge TV station, asking for a summer job. He got the job and worked at that station every summer, for no credit, until he went away to college.

In college, Isiah continued his pursuit of a broadcasting career. Before graduating from Southern University in Baton Rouge, he was already a news anchor and a reporter for the city's WXOK-AM radio.

By 1990, Isiah was the News Director and anchor at KQXL-AM and WYCT-FM, where he managed a small news staff. That same year, Isiah got his first real TV job as a reporter and Public Affairs talk show host at WVLA. In 1991, he re-joined WAFB-TV, the same station he shadowed as a third grader. He remained there for four years. He joined KRIV-TV in September 2001.

Throughout his broadcasting career, Isiah has won several awards, including an Emmy and an award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

The latest from Isiah Carey

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Why Should We Care: Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearing

For the first time in the 13 years she has been under a conservatorship, pop superstar Britney Spears will speak in court on her own behalf. But what is a conservatorship and why is this such big news? We talk to a California attorney to break it down, along with what to expect.

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Advocates angry over Abbott’s animal cruelty bill veto

#AbbottHatesDogs was at one point the fifth most trending topic on Twitter, as a reaction to Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of an animal cruelty bill made news around the country. We talk to a senator who co-authored the bill, and two Houston-area animal rights advocates, about the decision.

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Sesame Street welcomes first gay parents on show

Sesame Street featured a gay couple as parents for the first time on the show during a family-themed show over the weekend. Our panel discusses the importance of this representation for LGBTQ+ families.

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SCOTUS says NCAA cannot limit how scholarship money is spent

In a big win for college athletes and the fight to allow them to earn money, the Supreme Court ruled that the NCAA cannot dictate how scholarship dollars are spent on education-related expenses. Sports Journalist Kim Davis discusses why this is a win and what this means for the future of student-athletes being paid.

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Juneteenth is now a national holiday, but some say it isn’t enough

President Joe Biden signed legislation today that made Juneteenth a national holiday. The holiday marks the day the last American slaves, in Galveston, learned they were emancipated. But many in the Black community say a paid day off at work isn’t the meaningful change they want. Our panelists join The Factor to debate the backlash.