Video flashback: Scott Walker, 21-year-old sports anchor

I was going through some old video and stumbled upon some gems. I started my career as a sports anchor at WDAM in Hattiesburg while still in college. These videos prove that I was once a very green 21-year-old.

WDAM: Interviewing former C-USA and SEC Commissioner Mike Slive in 1996.

WDAM: Tennessee / Ole Miss highlights. A young Peyton Manning at QB for the Vols in 1996.

WLBT: Sports Journal promo from 1998. This is awful.

Katrina aftermath: My family’s camp in Mississippi destroyed

This is a story I did one week after Hurricane Katrina while working at WPMI, the NBC affiliate in Mobile. I drove over to my familyโ€™s camp in Clermont Harbor, Miss., a place we visited frequently over 25 years. The area near Bay St. Louis was left unrecognizable.

Thornton: Only a few inches separated the Superdome from utter chaos after Katrina

Video: That time when Sharief thought I was Fletcher Mackel

That moment when my shoe fell off at the end of the newscast…

Breaux Bridge phone book: Dialing up interest since 1949

Video: Questions During Commercial Breaks, pt. 11 (Adrianna Hopkins)

Fletcher Mackel’s green suit returns in grand fashion

February 25, 2015 (More videos below)

Here are a few #GreenSuit tweets from last night:

In case you missed the other green suit appearances over the years, here they are in all their glory.

March 2014:

The debut in 2012:


Five years ago today, the Saints were crowned Super Bowl champions

At the end of Super Bowl XLIV, as the clock ticked down to zero, WDSU sports anchor Fletcher Mackel, photographer Alvin Moore and I charged the field to interview players and I kept the iPhone rolling the whole time.

The video is unedited and runs six minutes and 30 seconds. It captures the emotion, excitement and enormity of the moment. And donโ€™t miss the kiss planted on Reggie Bush by his then-girlfriend, Kim Kardashian.

Video: Behind the Scenes at WDSU on Super Bowl Sunday

Video: Questions During Commercial Breaks, pt. 10

Video: Sugar Bowl brings millions, happy tourists to New Orleans

New Year’s Eve fireworks from my backyard

Video: Questions During Commercial Breaks, pt. 9

How do you holiday shop? Do you get it done early or procrastinate?

Video: Questions During Commercial Breaks, pt. 8

WDSU reporter Andy Cunningham answers questions.


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