WDSU Morning News: Viewership Grows

Dave Walker penned a nice article about the WDSU morning news in Sunday’s Times-Picayune. He also wrote about the morning broadcasts on WWL, WGNO and WVUE. Below is an excerpt from the WDSU morning news write-up: As for WDSU’s August expansion to 4:30 a.m., more than a dozen Hearst stations have added a similar earlier-than-early […]

Ramblings: Half Marathon, Saints

Half Marathon The Second Annual Jazz Half Marathon benefiting Children’s Hospital was a huge success. Around $24,000 was raised last year. This year during our four-hour broadcast, $40,000 was raised. Incredible. The winner of the 13.1 mile race, Matt Manning, shattered last year’s winning time of 1:12:37. Manning, 30, cruised to the finish line in […]

Live Coverage: Jazz Half Marathon

Saturday morning is my earliest wake-up call since leaving the morning shift at WESH in Orlando 14 months ago. The WDSU crew working the Second Annual Jazz Half Marathon and Relay has a 4:30 a.m. call. It’s early, but the cause is a great one. The goal is to raise funds for Children’s Hospital, promote […]

Super Sunday

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – I’m updating this morning from the hotel business center because my iPhone took a dive last night into a pond in the lobby. I was chatting with WDSU morning anchor Melanie Hebert when my wife called. As I answered the phone and lifted it to my ear, it slipped through my […]

Online Super Bowl Coverage

The WDSU Super Bowl team will have extensive coverage all week on Twitter, Facebook, WDSU.com. Once I leave Tuesday, I’ll be blogging and posting video here as well. These WDSU tweeps are already in Miami: Executive producer Rich Kiss | @rgk224 Sports anchor Fletcher Mackel | @FletcherMackel Sports anchor Keli Fulton | @KeliFulton News videographer […]

Miami, Here We Come!

WDSU has some big plans for Super Bowl coverage, beginning Sunday in Miami. Sports anchors Fletcher Mackel and Keli Fulton and news anchors Melanie Hebert, Camille Whitworth and I will deliver live coverage from South Florida all next week on every WDSU newscast. We’re also the only station with special, live all-Saints programming every night […]

WDSU Saints Coverage Wrap

We had a blast during our pre and post-game Saints coverage. Sports anchors Fletcher Mackel and Keli Fulton held down the fort outside while I reported from the Superdome field. Countless people behind-the-scenes made the final product look top notch. The audience was huge and we delivered some excellent content during our extensive coverage. Here […]