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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Hearst is moving her from WBAL Baltimore to oversee sales at its New Orleans NBC affiliate beginning June 1.
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 […]
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 […]
Hearst Television promotes her from assistant ND to head news at its New Orleans NBC affiliate.
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 […]
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.”