Ed Baswell was born November 14, 1952, in Marshall, Texas. The son of a Southern Baptist minister, he lived in East Texas, Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma as his dad moved from pastorate to pastorate. He graduated from Tulsa (Oklahoma) Central High School in 1970, then attended Tulsa University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications in 1974.
In 1975, he was hired by KSLA-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, to be a photographer, then a reporter, and eventually a news anchor. He anchored the 5 and 10 pm news at KSLA, then in 1977, he signed on with KTBS-TV in Shreveport and was that station’s Sports Director for 20 years.
In 1997, he became the Public Information Officer for the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and served in that position until he was named the agency’s Head Chaplain. He retired in September of 2012 after 15 years with the BSO. He is now the host of a live radio talk show, “Crossfire Radio,” on THE PROMISE 90.7 FM. The show focuses on current events, features lively political debates and takes calls from listeners.