Fletcher Mackel Begs Jimmy Fallon to Follow Him on Twitter

WDSU sports anchor Fletcher Mackel has been stalking tweeting Jimmy Fallon for years trying to get the late night host to follow him by sending him annual “Happy Birthday” tweets and informing the comedian that Fletcher and his twin brother Travers share Fallon’s birthdate. He has obviously been unimpressed. What happened yesterday? Jimmy Fallon started following […]

Snapped During Fletcher Mackel’s Sportscast

Fletcher Mackel’s First Mock Draft: “It’s All About Research”

Fletcher Mackel’s Hideous Green Jacket

But he likes it…and that’s all that matters.

[PICS] Press Club of New Orleans Awards

The Press Club of New Orleans held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night at Harrah’s Casino and WDSU did very well. My colleague and 10 p.m. co-anchor Norman Robinson was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He delivered a fantastic acceptance speech and WDSU reporter Heath Allen did a great job introducing him. I was […]

[VIDEO] Behind the Scenes: Commercial Break

The commercial break before sports. I get control of a studio camera and more. Riveting stuff.

Behind the Scenes: Video from the Set

I went sort of Tout-crazy last night and posted a few videos during the 10 p.m. newscast. Watch the videos below (iPhone friendly) and you follow me on Tout HERE.

[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 […]

[PHOTO] Double Trouble on WDSU News

Monday was one of the rare days that we not only had both Fletcher and Travers Mackel in the A block of the 5 p.m. newscast, but we had them back-to-back. Mackel Team Coverage. TVs everywhere immediately surrendered.

Green Bay Trip: A Look Back, Plus Video Highlights

What a fun week (even with a Saints loss). Green Bay is a beautiful place — in September. I’d hate to be at Lambeau in January. The people were great, too. Our neighbors grilled up 70 brats for us and one of our engineers cooked some Gumbo that we shared with them. Coach Mora loved […]

Where’s Scott?

WDSU sports anchor Fletcher Mackel and Chief Meteorologist Margaret Orr sent me this picture tonight commemorating my absence. I’ve been out sick two days and I’m hoping against a third tomorrow. This summer cold is brutal.

Video: Analysis of Jeremy Shockey's Release from the Saints

'Saints on 6'

The Saints/Seahawks wild card playoff game will be broadcast on WDSU. Kickoff is 3:30, but we’ll have THREE HOURS of Countdown to Kickoff coverage leading up to NBC’s coverage at 3:00. I’ll be in-studio with our analysts John Fourcade, Brad Edelman and Tyrone Hughes, while sports anchors Fletcher Mackel and Keli Fulton are live from […]

Out in NOLA

Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones, Fletcher Mackel and me at the ‘Merry Mackel Christmas Party’ on Christmas Eve.

Tonight on WDSU: Saints on 6

WDSU’s pregame coverage of the Saints/Falcons Monday Night Football matchup begins at 4 p.m. I’ll be in-studio while sports anchors Fletcher Mackel and Keli Fulton will be live from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. After 3 1/2 hours of live coverage, the game airs locally on WDSU at 7:30. Immediately following the game, we’ll continue […]