Visit my new website…

Since August 1, I’ve been hanging out over at Scott Walker Consulting. Click through to check things out and drop me a line if I can help you, your business or the business of someone you know. 

Time for change

I believe life is about different chapters and new adventures. My TV news career has served me incredibly well and I’ve been able to see a lot, meet amazing people and cover incredible stories.

Longtime WDSU newscast director retires

Joe Riviere, a WDSU mainstay, retired Tuesday after the 6 p.m. newscast. Joe was part of the WDSU News team for 34 years and worked in local television for 47 years.

WDSU staff up for 21 Press Club awards

The winners will be announced July 9 at the Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala.

Vote on “Monuments Ordinance” set for Dec. 17

According to a media release from the New Orleans City Council, the “Monuments Ordinance” will be heard on Thursday by the Committee of the Whole following the regular Council meeting. The Committee of the Whole will convene no earlier than 2:00 p.m. In addition, a Special City Council Meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. […]

WDSU gubernatorial debate airs live Thursday at 6 p.m.

All four of the leading candidates in the race to succeed Gov. Bobby Jindal are expected to take part in the first major debate of the campaign — one which will air live from the studios of WDSU TV.

‘Sharknado 3’ viewing party and costume contest — and I’m a judge 

Join us on July 22 at Pizza Nola in Lakeview.

Christmas tree pickup in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and Kenner begins this week

MEDIA RELEASE Christmas trees will be collected curbside throughout unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Gretna, Harahan, Lafitte and Westwego on January 8, 9, and 10, 2015. In Kenner, trees will be collected on January 7, 8 and 9, 2015. Garbage trucks will make one pass through each neighborhood to collect trees. Residents of unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Lafitte, […]

Join me in Kenner on Saturday for New Orleans Baby & Child Fest

My ultra-talented wife produces this incredible event each year at the Pontchartrain Center. Read on… it’s this Saturday.

‘Sharknado 2’ panel discussion and viewing party is tomorrow in Lakeview

What could be better than a ‘Sharknado 2’ media panel and viewing party? It’s happening Wednesday night at Pizza Nola in Lakeview.

Audubon Zoo welcomes new white rhino

Bonnie, a 15-year-old Southern White Rhino weighing more than two tons, now calls the Audubon Zoo home. Three other rhinos live at the zoo, a male named Saba and females Yvonne and Macite.

The International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses is coming to NOLA; city issues traffic advisory

MEDIA RELEASE NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the area around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Starting Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:00 a.m., motorists should expect heavy traffic around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on both the river-bound and lake-bound lanes of Poydras Street from Loyola Avenue to Claiborne […]

UL-Lafayette bans tobacco on campuses

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is banning tobacco from its campuses effective Aug. 1, 2014. A new state law mandates that public universities create smoke-free policies, according to Joey Pons, associate director of Public Safety at UL Lafayette. “Previously, smoking was permitted outdoors at least 25 feet away from building entrances. Our […]

Media release: City of New Orleans issues filming notices

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in the Lower Garden District. On Friday, May 30, 2014 between 6:00pm and 6:00am (weather dependent), a production company will be filming exterior scenes at the intersection of Religious Street and Market Street. The filming activity will […]

Media release: SafeCam for 7th District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/02/2014 SafeCam NOLA for 7th District Residences and Businesses Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the NOPD SafeCam NOLA is a NOPD initiative to enlist the help of community members in the fight against crime. Citizen-provided security camera footage is increasingly becoming an invaluable asset to NOPD, helping establish leads and identify perpetrators. […]