Updated On: Jun 21 2013 10:55:37 AM EDT
Emmy Award-winning reporter Louis Bolden joined the Local 6 news team in September of 2001 and hasn't gotten a moment's rest since.
From hurricanes and brush fires to tornadoes and shuttle launches, Louis has covered nearly every big story in Central Florida.
One of his most memorable stories happened behind bars. In a dramatic jailhouse interview, an inmate confessed to Louis in explicit detail how he killed his roommate and buried his body in the back yard.
Louis said it was a huge lesson, because you never know what people are going to say. That's what Louis loves about news, "Just when you think you've seen and heard it all...you see and hear something else."
Before Orlando, Louis reported and anchored in Jackson, Miss., where he won three Associated Press Awards for Best General News Story. He also worked in television in Memphis, Tenn.
He's a thrill-seeker who has enjoyed skydiving, hanggliding and parasailing.
In another life, Louis was a three-time national champion cheerleading coach, a distance runner and an aerobics instructor.
While those days are over, he still spends most evenings at the gym.
Favorite Restaurant: K in College Park, Orlando, Cafe d'Etoille in Los Angeles, Irene's in New Orleans and Niles in New York
Favorite Food:Salmon, Carrot cake (seriously)
Favorite Muscial Group: Janet Jackson, India Arie, Rosabel
Favorite Book: "Becoming a Man" by Paul Monette
Favorite TV Show: Noah's Ark, So You Think You Can Dance, (and I've got to have my Oprah)
Favorite Actor/Actress:Edward Norton, Angela Bassett and Diane Keaton
Favorite Quote: "You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough" -- Joe E. Lewis and "If you're a star, you're going to shine" -- Mary Bolden Eubanks (my mom)
Place You Would Love To Visit: Sydney, Australia
Favorite Sport: Gymnastics