In-depth: The best #WrongScottWalker ever

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I expected a few misdirected, angry tweets targeting me, the wrong Scott Walker, but last night was unlike any other for me on social media.

Steve Gleason stories honored with Murrow, National Headliner and Gabriel awards

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When I set out to do a couple of stories on former Saint Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS, the ultimate goal was never about winning awards.

The Mobile Leprechaun turns 10! Here’s the annual backstory…

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Wow. Has it really been 10 years since the legend of the Mobile Leprechaun was born?

Steve Gleason: The Journey

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The 30-minute special that aired on WDSU-TV (video inside) includes footage and interviews with Scott Fujita, Drew and Brittany Brees, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Steve and Michel Gleason and more.

Vintage commercials: Archie and Peyton, Showbiz Pizza and the Superdome

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How great are these old commercials? My best guess is that these aired in the mid-1980s, probably around 1986. Who didn’t have a birthday party at Showbiz Pizza growing up? It was located on Veterans Blvd., near David Drive in Metairie. I grew up on Academy Drive, so it was an easy haul from my house. We […]

Video: Taking Fletcher Mackel to task for his column on Sean Payton’s future

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WDSU sports anchor Fletcher Mackel and I stand squarely on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to Sean Payton’s future with the Saints, but I’m definitely on the right side. In case you missed it, here’s Fletcher’s column. We planned to conduct this “debate” in about two minutes, but we got a little carried away and […]

Video: Behind the scenes at the Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve parade

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In case you missed it, here’s the Facebook live stream I did before the WDSU broadcast of the Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve parade.

Video: My look back at the year in Louisiana politics

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From the Governor’s office to the Sheriff’s office, change was the name of the game in 2015. Here’s my look back.

Voice of the Superdome, Jerry Romig, dies at 86

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Jerry Romig, the voice of the New Orleans Saints for 44 years, died on Wednesday at the age of 86. In a statement released by the Saints, team owner Tom Benson said, “Jerry Romig was part of our team, part of our family. One of my favorite days was putting a Super Bowl ring on his […]

Video: Home for the holidays… and all the days

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I’ve done a lot of feature stories over the years that I thought turned out really well, but this one may be my favorite. I visited the Dupuis family at Christmas time two years ago to chronicle their nightly ritual of gathering and eating. All the food, every night for more than 50 years, has […]

Steve Gleason stories honored with Emmy award

I mentioned this last week on Facebook and Twitter, but forgot to mention it here. In case you missed it, my two stories with former Saint Steve Gleason that WDSU chief photographer Megan Mackel and I shot back in April were honored with an Emmy award in Ft. Lauderdale on December 5. In April, I spent time […]

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

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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.

Katrina aftermath: My family’s camp in Mississippi destroyed

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This is a story I did one week after Hurricane Katrina while working at WPMI, the NBC affiliate in Mobile.

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

SMG Executive Vice President Doug Thornton, who was inside the Superdome through it all, recounts the close call.

Video: That time when Sharief thought I was Fletcher Mackel

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