Al Quartemont is the co-host of “Talkback” on KSYL weekday mornings from 7 to 9 a.m.
Al is also an assistant professor of Convergence Media at Louisiana Christian University in Pineville.
From 2015 to 2021, Al served as news director and evening anchor at KALB-TV in Alexandria after previously serving as a photographer/reporter/anchor from 2001 to 2009.
Al was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Marquette University in 1987. He worked in radio and televison at WTMJ in Milwaukee and was a sports writer/columnist for Community Newspapers from 1987-1990 before moving to Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where he would spend his next ten years. That time included stints as both sports and news director at WJFW, as well as owner of On Q Productions, a company that produced local commercials and the popular “Sports Weekly” high school sports program.
So, how did this lifelong Brewers and Bucks fan end up in Louisiana? Well, Al’s wife, Michele, grew up in Central Louisiana. She convinced him to move to Cenla in 2000. Since then, Al and Michele have been raising their seven children. They also have three grandchildren.
Al has served the Central Louisiana community as a board member of the YMCA, Salvation Army and United Way. He is also the pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Tioga.
If people in this area seem to have heard the name “Quartemont” before, it’s because Al’s great uncle, Ray Quartemont, settled in the Marksville area following World War II.