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.


WWL-WUPL Set New Newscasts

(DMA 51)

WWL New Orleans 9 PM News On WUPL Axed

Starting Monday, April 29, Belo-owned WWL New Orleans will scrap the 9 p.m. weeknight newscast it has produced for co-owned WUPL and will launch The 504, a new interview-focused show hosted by WWL morning anchor Melanie Hebert, in its place.

DMAS 21 & 52

Belo Names GMs In St. Louis, New Orleans

Mark D. Pimentel will head CBS affiliate KMOV St. Louis, while Tod A. Smith has been tapped as president-GM of WWL (CBS)-WUPL (MNT) New Orleans.