WDSU Sports Reporter Carley McCord Killed In Plane Crash

Carley McCord, a sports reporter at Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WDSU New Orleans (DMA 50), was one of five killed in a plane crash on Saturday, Dec. 28. According to reports, McCord was riding in a private plane from Lafayette, La., to the Peach Bowl to watch LSU play Oklahoma.  The plane took off from Lafayette […]

DMA 50: NEW ORLEANS

WDSU Adds Travers Mackel, Christina Watkins As Weekday Anchors

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WDSU New Orleans (DMA 50) has changed its anchor pairings for weekday and weeknight newscasts effective Monday, Oct. 28. Travers Mackel and Christina Watkins join Sula Kim and Gina Swanson to anchor the weeknight newscasts. After 16 years as a reporter for WDSU, Travers Mackel will co-anchor WDSU News at 4PM with Christina Watkins […]

DMA 50: NEW ORLEANS

WDSU Adds Anchor Sherman Desselle

DMA 50: NEW ORLEANS

WDSU’s Juliana Mazza Leaving New Orleans

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La.’s 1st TV Station, WDSU, Celebrates 70 Years

My first job at a TV station was as a writer/producer in promotions at WDSU. Then, in 1988, the station was located in the French Quarter. The historic building stretched an entire block from Royal to Chartres streets. The front entrance sat in a beautiful courtyard, said to be the most photographed in the city.

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WDSU’s Neighbors Telethon Nets $45K

DMA 51: NEW ORLEANS

WDSU Duo Out To Establish Midday Legacy

DMA 51: NEW ORLEANS

‘WDSU News at Noon’ Premieres Sept. 3

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WDSU will premiere WDSU News at Noon on Monday, Sept. 3. “WDSU continuously looks for new ways to improve our delivery of news to our viewers, on all of our platforms,” said WDSU President-GM Joel Vilmenay. “The noon news expansion allows our viewers more opportunities to receive the news of the day at times […]

DMA 51

New Orleans TV News Slugfest Continues

DMA 51

New Orleans Sweeps Still A Free-For-All

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WDSU Airs African-American Art Special Tonight

DMA 50

New Orleans Sweep: News Is 3-Way Race Now

DMA 50

WDSU New Orleans Debuts New News Set

DMA 50: NEW ORLEANS

WDSU Taps Connie Ernst As Director Of Sales

Hearst is moving her from WBAL Baltimore to oversee sales at its New Orleans NBC affiliate beginning June 1.

DMA 50

WDSU And New Orleans’ First TV Broadcast

DMA 50: NEW ORLEANS

Sula Kim Rejoining WDSU Anchor Desk

DMA 50

Nash Roberts Was New Orleans Weather Original

DMA 50: NEW ORLEANS

WDSU Adds Shaun Kraisman As 4 P.M. Anchor

Today, Hearst’s WDSU New Orleans (DMA 50) announced that anchor/reporter Shaun Kraisman will be joining the station’s news team, and anchoring the 4 p.m. newscast weekdays. He joins WDSU from WINK Fort Myers-Naples, Fla., as a morning and noon anchor. He studied broadcasting at the College of Charleston, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Kraisman […]

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WDSU Celebrates 50 Years Of Saints Football

DMA 51: NEW ORLEANS

Mark Parrick Joins WDSU As Assistant News Dir.

Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate WDSU New Orleans (DMA 51) has hired Mark Parrick as assistant news director. The station said he is expected to begin in early September.  Parrick joins WDSU from WDAF Kansas City where he spent the last three years as an executive producer. Before Kansas City, Parrick was the morning producer at […]

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Louisiana Stations Pitch In To Help Flood Victims

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WDSU Creative Services Dir. Billy Pilgrim Dies

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WDSU Wins National Award For Katrina Documentary

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Former WDSU Production Manager Dies At 66

DMA 51: NEW ORLEANS

WDSU Anchor Camille Whitworth Leaves

DMA 51: NEW ORLEANS

Akili Franklin Named News Director At WDSU

Hearst Television promotes her from assistant ND to head news at its New Orleans NBC affiliate. 

 

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WDSU Tackles Saints Player’s Battle With ALS

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WDSU Starts New Year’s Eve Parade Tradition

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Anchor Farrah Reyna Joins WDSU New Orleans

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WDSU New Orleans (DMA 51) announced Wednesday that Farrah Reyna is joining the station as the new weekend anchor of WDSU News This Morning. Her first day on air will be Saturday, Nov. 21. Reyna was born and raised in Rosepine, La., a small town north of Lake Charles, and she is a […]

DMA 51: NEW ORLEANS

WDSU Bids Farewell To Anchor LaTonya Norton

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WDSU Helps Raise $350,000 For Children’s Hospital

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Hurricane Katrina Diary, Part 1

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WDSU To Chronicle 5 Children Of Katrina

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Before Katrina, Camille Was The Lady Scorned

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Hurricane Katrina Focus All Month Long On WDSU

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WDSU New Orleans To Air Special On Cuba

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WDSU Helps Children’s Hospital Raise $2.1M

DMA 51 (NEW ORLEANS)

WDSU, Others Want Benson Proceedings Public

DMA 51 (NEW ORLEANS)

Bill Slatter, Former WDSU Anchor, Dies At 87

COMMENTARY BY JOEL VILMENAY

WDSU GM: Stations Want Fairness From Hill

In a letter to the editor of NOLA.com, WDSU General Manager Joel Vilmenay says: “I joined hundreds of local broadcasters from around the country in Washington, D.C., recently to visit Louisiana’s congressional delegation and advocate for a modern regulatory landscape that will ensure that local TV stations remain on the air for years to come. I’ve returned home encouraged that lawmakers are considering our concerns and recommendations.”