Pontiff Playground pumps worked overtime during Saturday’s heavy rainfall

My look at the intentional flooding of Pontiff Playground in Old Metairie during severe rain events.

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WDSU nabs two awards from Louisiana Association of Broadcasters

At the annual Louisiana Association of Broadcasters awards luncheon in Baton Rouge today, WDSU picked up two awards — Best Breaking News and Best Documentary.

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

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.

Steve Gleason: The Journey

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.

Steve Gleason: From ALS diagnosis to the Sundance Film Festival

A 30-minute special on Gleason’s trek to Sundance will air on WDSU Feb. 29.  

Denver, Salt Lake City, Park City and Sundance: thoughts after a long day

Salt Lake City, Utah — 15 hours and roughly 1,500 miles traveled. The day started out bumpy when WDSU chief photographer Megan Mackel and I arrived at the airport and found out our plane tickets didn’t exist. After an hour at the check-in counter and amazing help by a Southwest ticket agent named Susan, we […]

Video: My look back at the year in Louisiana politics

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

Video: Home for the holidays… and all the days

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 […]

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.

My Steve Gleason interview: Parts 1 and 2 together

One-on-one with Steve Gleason (part 2 of 2)

Steve talks about how he interacts with his son and tries to keep their relationship as normal as possible.

One-on-one with Steve Gleason (part 1 of 2)

Scott goes inside Steve’s home to see first-hand the challenges he deals with every day and how technology helps him deal with them all.

Breaux Bridge phone book: Dialing up interest since 1949

Breaux Bridge is a town where they might not know your name, but they certainly know your nickname.

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

Video: Stay-at-home dads aren’t as rare as they used to be

This story is about Mike Hart and his wife Kimba who made a decision that fit their situation best. The number of stay-at-home dads has risen significantly since the 1970s.