Five Questions With News Anchor Fred Cunningham

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Fred Cunningham, a news anchor in Spartanburg/Greenville, South Carolina, was once cut out of a Will Ferrell movie. A crushing blow at the time, he’s managed to move forward and find great success on the air and online.

Five Questions with Southern Miss Head Football Coach Todd Monken

Southern Miss has returned to the formula that made its football program successful — hiring an Oklahoma State offensive coordinator. Jeff Bower and Larry Fedora turned out pretty well for the Golden Eagles.

Five Questions With Former Saints WR Joe Horn

Joe Horn, a Saints Hall-of-Famer and Pro Bowl wide receiver, played for the Black and Gold from 2000-2006 and set the Saints’ career mark for receiving touchdowns with 50, a record since eclipsed by wide receiver Marques Colston (58).

Five Questions With Blue Dog Artist George Rodrigue

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Artist George Rodrigue, most famous for his Blue Dog paintings, is a Cajun through and through. Born in New Iberia in 1944, he attended an all-boys high school, went to college, studied art in L.A. and trained in New York — all so he could come back home to Louisiana.

Five Questions With Miami Morning Anchor Josh Benson

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Josh Benson always wanted to be in TV News. As a kid he used desks, sheets and lamps to produce newscasts on home video. Twelve years after college and many productions later, Josh is equipped with much better technology at the CBS affiliate in Miami.

Five Questions With Chef John Besh

John Besh is a native of southern Louisiana and is has raised the bar for fine dining in New Orleans. With nine restaurants (eight in New Orleans), Besh is celebrated both locally and nationwide. Click for his Five Questions.

Five Questions With Biographer and New Orleans Native Walter Isaacson

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Walter Isaacson has written biographies of Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. The book about Jobs, culminating in a release weeks after Jobs’ death, was one of 2011′s most highly anticipated books. He is a New Orleans native and attended Isidore Newman.

Five Questions With ‘Fleurty Girl’ Owner Lauren Thom

Lauren Thom loves New Orleans. That’s evident in her many Facebook and Twitter posts on any given day. The New Orleans native bleeds cocktails and king cake. Thom, a single mother of three, had a dream and chased after it with gusto.

Five Questions With Norfolk Anchor and New Orleans Native Blaine Stewart

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Blaine Stewart grew up on the Westbank of New Orleans and graduated from L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero. He kicked off his radio and TV career in New Orleans at 17 years old at WDSU-TV (good choice!), WWL-TV and the old “Mix 104.1″ radio.

Five Questions With Former Chicago News Director Carol Fowler

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Carol Fowler is one of the few people who can say she has held top management positions at three stations in Chicago. She left the TV news business in 2012 and for the past year has been working as VP of content strategy for a leading consumer reviews site based in Chicago.

Five Questions With Jazz Trumpeter Jeremy Davenport

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Jeremy Davenport is a Jazz trumpeter and singer. He’s really good, but that doesn’t tell half the story. In the past decade, he’s become a vital part of the New Orleans music scene. Jeremy’s not from here, but it seems like he is. Born in St. Louis in 1970 to musically inclined parents, his fate was kind of predestined.

Five Questions With Saints Punter Thomas Morstead

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Thomas Morstead’s parents have never missed one of his games. Ever. Home or away, preseason, regular season or playoffs, they’ve seen them all. And they give him brownies before every game.

From Rome: Five Questions With NBC Correspondent Jay Gray

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Jay Gray is a correspondent for NBC News and has been with the network for 10 years. He grew up on the sidelines of LSU football games, started his career as a newspaper reporter, landed his first TV job in Lafayette and worked at the NBC affiliate in Dallas before getting his current job.

Five Questions With Actor and New Orleans Native Wendell Pierce

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My goal will be to do one of these “Five Questions” interviews every week. If you know someone interesting who you think should be featured, email me. We kick things off with a great first guest: New Orleans native Wendell Pierce.

“Five Questions” Debuts Sunday Night

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The first installment of a new feature called “Five Questions” will debut tonight here on SWTV. I plan to post the interviews weekly (or more often) and talk to interesting people in news and entertainment using — you guessed it — just five questions. I have several top-notch interviews lined up and will kick things […]

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