Jacqueline Quynh is a reporter at WWL-TV in New Orleans.

These days anyone with a smartphone can get on the news, and Cunningham think it's one of the best things that has happened to journalism.

The huge quantity of pictures and videos you share really helps us capture what's going on in your neighborhood. She wanted to be a journalist even before everyone had an iPhone in their pocket. She is probably one of the few people who says she'd still show up to work even if she won the lottery.

Her passion for journalism began at an early age. She can remember that one of my favorite activities in Kindergarten was show and tell. She doesn't think she ever cared about what she brought, but just wanted to share a story. Later on, she spent countless hours in front of the TV, not caring about comedies or dramas, but instead captivated by network and local news and the reporters who also told their stories. Now, her passion is learning about the people around me and working hard to share their stories in a compelling and authentic way.

Her reporting career began after graduating from college. She got her feet wet in a handful of smaller markets across the U.S., most recently at WKRG in Mobile, Alabama.

Today, she feels very fortunate to be working in the career she loves, in one of the most exciting cities in the country. Her philosophy about news is simple. Her aim is to tell a story while focusing on the people who graciously let me into their lives, and that's where you come in. She wants to hear from you. Tell her what's happening in your community. The good, the bad, problems that you see that may need to be exposed. After all, that's her job.

In my free time, she collects hobbies, takes online classes, and brushes up on French, as well as dabbles in a little bit of art. Being a foodie here is a given.

You can contact Jaqueline by email at jquynh@wwltv.com and follow her on Twitter @Jquynhreports