Alex Labat is an award winning former television broadcast news presenter, news producer and reporter turned Twitch Partner (twitch.tv/Labat). A lifelong Louisiana resident, Labat worked for KATC TV 3, the ABC affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana for a number of years. Starting in the production department and working his way up to anchoring the weekend broadcasts, Labat transitioned from the traditional broadcast medium to streaming on Twitch in 2020. In 2022, Labat was invited to the Twitch Partner program. He streams a variety of different video games, but mainly focuses on roleplaying in Grand Theft Auto V as Mr. Delicious in the NoPixel roleplay server.
Who is Labat?
Alex Michael Labat (born 1988), also known as Labat is an American Twitch streamer. Best known for role-playing the character Maximilian Delicious on the popular Grand Theft Auto role-playing server NoPixel. He has previously worked as a news anchor, producer and reporter at KATC Communications.
Early life and education
Born in Houma and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. Attaining his education from Prairie Elementary, Edgar Martin Middle, and Acadiana High School. In 2006, he graduated from Acadiana High School and enrolled at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication where he majored in Broadcasting and minored in English.
In 2016, Alex Labat and Ashley Guidroz got married.
Labat joined KATC Communications, the ABC News Affiliate in Lafayette, Louisiana in May 2012 as a reporter and worked his way up to weekend anchor after being behind-the-scenes in the production department for over a year.
In 2015 he was first on scene at the Grand Theater Shooting. Labat’s coverage was picked up by BuzzFeed News, CNN and the BBC. He was awarded the “Reporter of the Year” award from the Louisiana Associated Press for his coverage of the event in 2016 as a reporter and news anchor.
2016 Associated Press “Reporter of the Year” Award
In 2018, working directly with Google, he was able to add Acadiana (Cajun Country) to Google Maps, Earth and Google Search Results as an officially recognized geographical region, which lead him to working as Director of Search Engine Optimization for the past three years (started in 2019).
On April 8th, 2021, he was accepted to the whitelisted NoPixel server where he first introduced Maximilian Delicious, aka Mr. Delicious.
Labat received an invitation to the Twitch Partner program on July 22, 2022.
Awards and nominations
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- Local improv group to donate proceeds to flood victims
- TWITTER TIMELINE DURING THE LAFAYETTE THEATRE SHOOTING
- “Labat on Twitter: “Tonight on #twitch was amazing! …” Twitter. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
- “KATC TV3 on Twitter: “Traffic boxes across Lafayette are about to …” Twitter. Feb 10, 2015.
- “Dramatic Interpretation”. Louisiana High School Speech League.
- “Duet Acting”. Louisiana High School Speech League.
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2011). L’Acadien. University of Louisiana at Lafayette. University of Louisiana at Lafayette. p. 294.
- “Get Inspired By the Runners Up of Our Vine Competition (With Jury Notes!)”. Tribeca. June 6, 2013.
- “Engagements: Ashley Guidroz & Alex Labat”. March 19, 2016.
- “Alex Labat – KATC.com | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette”. web.archive.org. 2016-03-19. Retrieved 2022-05-12.
- “Heavily armed officers, who appear to be with Louisiana State Police, have arrived on scene. #BREAKING”. Twitter. August 27, 2015. Retrieved 2022-05-12.
- “CNN on Twitter: “@Alex_Labat I’m from CNN, may we have permission …” Twitter. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
- Dalrymple II, Jim (August 27, 2015). “Two Killed, Including Police Officer, Two Others Injured In Louisiana Domestic Dispute”. BuzzFeed News.
- “Marta Newman on Twitter: “@Alex_Labat Hello. Marta here from the BBC …” Twitter. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
- “Broadcasters honored for excellence”. The Washington Times. July 12, 2014.
- Dot Scott, Michael (November 30, 2018). “Lafayette Man Gets Acadiana Region Officially Added To Google Maps”. 97.3 The Dawg.
- “I’M A TWITCH PARTNER”. Twitter. July 22, 2022. Retrieved 2022-07-22.
- “Local improv group to donate proceeds to flood victims”. The Independent. August 17, 2016.
- Whatley, Jay (July 24, 2015). “TWITTER TIMELINE DURING THE LAFAYETTE THEATRE SHOOTING”. K94.5.