[PIC] I’M FILLING IN FOR DREW BREES!

That got you to click, didn’t it? It’s kind of true. Sort of. If Drew Brees were here, in this picture, he’d surely be handing off to Saints fullback Jed Collins instead of me. WDSU colleagues Travers Mackel and Randi Rousseau are blocking for Jed. What a lineup, right? We had a great time today […]

[VIDEO] New Growth in Oil-Tainted Marsh

In the oil-stained marshland of Bay Jimmy in Plaquemines Parish, there is reason to be optimistic two years after the biggest oil disaster in U.S. history. While extensive oil damage is still visible and many challenges remain, there is also new growth in places where marsh grass was once feared lost. This is my story […]

[VIDEO] BP Media Tour: Oil Spill Two Years Later

BP takes the media on a tour of the oil-affected areas as the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill approaches (April 20). Here’s my story from our day in the air and on the water.

[PICS] BP Media Tour: Oil Spill Two Years Later

[VIDEO] Working in a Parking Lot

My day started at 8 a.m. at Lakefront Airport and ended in the same place around 8:30 p.m. Here’s a recap of our air/boat tour to the areas affected by the BP oil spill. My full story airs tonight on WDSU News at 10.

BP Tour: Heading Out

A group of 14 of us are about to take off from Lakefront Airport. We have TV and newspaper represented. The Sikorski chopper awaits.

Wednesday’s Agenda: BP Helicopter Ride

Some members of the local media, myself included, are heading to Lakefront Airport in the morning to go up in a BP helicopter to survey areas affected by the oil spill nearly two years later (Friday is the two-year anniversary). We’ll also take a boat tour through affected marshlands. I talked to Plaquemines Parish president […]

Payton Begins Suspension

Saints head coach Sean Payton begins his season-long suspension today. We’ll see him again (other than on bongos at Jazz Fest) after the Super Bowl. Time for the Joe Vitt era to begin…at least until the season opener. During Vitt’s six-game banishment, offensive line coach Aaron Kromer will likely run the team, according to ESPN’s […]

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Matt Lauer, King of Morning Television

Matt Lauer has anchored the ‘Today’ Show for 17 years, longer than any other person. And he’ll be in his chair at least a few years longer after agreeing to a new, multi-year contract worth an estimated $25 million a year. “The only question was whether he wanted to continue to do the job and […]

French Quarter Fest Street Closures

Great information for this weekend, courtesy of the NOPD. Click HERE for street closures and when dashboard parking passes will be available for pickup.

‘Team Tripp’ at the CCC

It was another good showing for ‘Team Tripp’ at the Crescent City Classic. And it’s not too late to donate! Visit RunningForTripp.com to help make a difference in the fight against EB.

Crescent City Classic (Updated)

Last year I ran the 6.2 mile CCC in 1:10. If I don’t break an hour this year I’ll be disappointed. I’ll update this post later today. Update: I finished in 58:39. Mission accomplished.

Matt Lauer Staying at ‘Today’

Matt Lauer will stick around to co-host ‘Today’ on NBC for a long time. On this morning’s show, Lauer announced the signing of his long-anticipated new contract. Lauer has been a fixture on ‘Today’ since 1994 and the show has been number one since 1995. Often when you see people on TV, then meet them, […]

I’m on Posterous

As if I need another social media platform. While I was up late keeping an eye on last night’s severe weather, I decided to sign up for Posterous. It’s similar to Tumblr, which I also had an account on, but appears to be a little simpler when it comes to sharing. So I broke up […]