Local News Close-Up: Easy Does It In New Orleans

With its colorful festivals, two major pro sports teams and lots of crime and corruption, New Orleans feels like a larger market than No. 50 to the newsgatherers toiling in the region. There’s never a shortage of big-time happenings.

WGNO New Orleans Adds Meteorologist Brantly Keiek

Her Florida Station Was Hit By A Hurricane. She Moved To New Orleans, And It Happened Again

Peyton LoCicero Trist works for WGNO New Orleans and previously worked at WMBB Panama City, Fla. — two stations that hurricanes have damaged.

Hurricane Ida Takes Toll On Broadcasting, Cable

As of Monday, over 350,000 cable subscribers were without service in the path of Hurricane Ida, with 338,115 of those in Louisiana, where the category four storm made landfall with sustained winds of 150 mph. On the broadcast side, two TV stations reported being out of service, WGNO and WNOL, both in New Orleans.

WGNO Staff Rushed Out Of Control Room As Ida Rips Away Part Of Roof

Producers and directors were forced to evacuate their control room at Nexstar’s New Orleans ABC affiliate WGNO on Sunday night. Reporter Chris Welty tweeted a photo where people could see straight through the damaged roof and into the sky (above). Also on Twitter, Meteorologist Brooke Laizer described parts of the ceiling as coming down inside the weather center.

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New Orleans TV News Slugfest Continues


WGNO Promotes Meteorologist Jason Disharoon

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New Orleans Sweeps Still A Free-For-All


Tamica Lee Leaving WWL For WGNO


WGNO’s Award-Winning Promos Feature A ‘Yat’

Tribune Renews Its ABC Affiliations

The new agreement covers the company’s WGNO New Orleans and WQAD Davenport, Iowa, and Dreamcatcher Broadcasting’s WNEP Wilkes-Barre, Pa.


Jacki Jing Joins WGNO As Morning Co-Anchor

Tribune Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WGNO New Orleans (DMA 51), has named Jacki Jing co-anchor of Good Morning New Orleans. She will join the station in early December. Jing will co-anchor […]

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WGNO News Adds Bill Wood, Ups Vanessa Bolano

Tribune-owned ABC affiliate WGNO New Oleans (DMA 51) has named Bill Wood reporter on WGNO’s News with a Twist. WGNO has also promoted Vanessa Bolano to weekend news anchor. “Wild” […]


WGNO Names Anne Cutler Morning, 11 A.M. Anchor

Tribune-owned WGNO, the ABC affiliate in New Orleans (DMA 51), has named Anne Cutler anchor of Good Morning New Orleans, which she will co-anchor with Jon Huffman and Chief Meteorologist Hank […]

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Rentrak Adds Tribune’s New Orleans Duo

Multi-screen media measurement firm Rentrak Corp. today announced that Tribune Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WGNO and CW affil WNOL New Orleans (DMA 52) have signed contracts for Rentrak’s StationView Essentials service. […]

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WGNO New Orleans Lays Off Eight Staffers

Multiple news layoffs on- and off-camera accompany the expansion Monday evening of the Tribune ABC affiliate’s almost-year-old News with a Twist brand into the 5 p.m. time slot, in addition to its current 6 p.m. time slot. Gone are Jessica Holly, Glynn Boyd, Kristina Pink and Christian Jennings, plus four photographers. Also gone is the station’s 6:30 p.m. newscast, which Holly once anchored.


Stephen Arnold Music, WGNO Get Religion

[vzaarthumb:830588]Stephen Arnold Music and Tribune’s WGNO New Orleans won Promax gold for God Bless Louisiana, a rare exception to the unspoken commandment “Thou shalt never mix promotion with religion.”

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WGNO’s ‘Friday Night Football’ Starts 20th Season

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Jeffrey Funk Named WGNO Creative Services Dir.

Jeffrey Funk today was named Creative Services Director of Tribune Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WGNO New Orleans (DMA 52). Funk has over a decade of creative, marketing and TV promotions experience.  […]