Jason Saul

Director of Digital Services + Corporate Development

Jason Saul is WWNO's Director of Digital Services, a multimedia journalist and a member of the station's corporate media underwriting team, dedicated to fostering partnerships with local businesses in support of their outreach efforts and WWNO’s fundraising goals.

Jason heads up WWNO's sports desk, is the point person for digital initiatives and social media outreach, and is a spot news and features reporter during major events.

Jason, a native of New York (but a long-time resident of the Crescent City), has an extensive background in traditional, digital and social media, and the intersections between them.

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Hurricane Season
9:27 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Updated: Projected Rain, Wind And Storm Surge Impact Of Tropical Storm Karen

The projected rainfall impact of Tropical Storm Karen on the New Orleans metro region. Last updated Fri., Oct. 4 at 8:45 a.m.
National Weather Service

The National Weather Service's New Orleans office has released an updated series of maps indicating the projected impact of Tropical Storm Karen on the metro area.

The NHS warns that maps such as these are subject to change based on a wide range of factors as the storm approaches. This post will be updated with new maps as the storm progresses.

This post has been updated.

Hurricane Season
1:26 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Army Corps Of Engineers To Close Surge Barrier In Advance Of Tropical Storm Karen

Diagram of surge barrier and gates.
US Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers will close the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway barge gate at the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal-Lake Borgne Surge Barrier, the agency announced today in a press release.

The barrier is scheduled to be closed at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, according to Corps of Engineers spokesman Ken Holder.

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ICYMI
6:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Today On WWNO.org — The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Conquering Jellyfish And Dying Drive-Ins

I'll Find a Way is the latest album in The Blind Boys of Alabama's seven-decade run. Left to right: Ricky McKinnie, Paul Beasley, Jimmy Carter, Ben Moore, Joey Williams.
Cameron Wittig Courtesy of the artist

Some great local and national stories you may have missed on WWNO.org:

Gospel's Blind Boys Meet Changing Times With Open Minds — The men behind the new album I'll Find a Way may be in their 70s and 80s today — but they're still The Blind Boys of Alabama.

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New Orleans Saints
12:11 am
Tue October 1, 2013

New Orleans Saints Thrash Visiting Miami Dolphins In 38-17 Monday Night Victory

It was another record-setting night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints offense, as they dispatched the visiting Miami Dolphins 38-17 in the Superdome.

 

The Saints made it look easy, dominating the Miami Dolphins on both sides of the ball in their ninth straight Monday Night Football victory.

Darren Sproles and Jimmy Graham combined for four touchdowns, and the Saints’ now-stellar defense forced three interceptions and a fumble out of Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

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New Orleans Pelicans
7:19 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Announce 2013 Training Camp Roster

The New Orleans Pelicans announced their 2013 training camp roster at this week’s team media day. Training camp starts Tuesday, Oct. 1 and runs through Friday, Oct. 4.

The Pelicans play their first preseason game this Saturday, Oct. 5, in Houston against the Rockets.

The full training camp roster:

ICYMI
6:41 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Today On WWNO.org — A New Charlie Parker Biography, Student Loan Changes And Biosphere 2

Aerial view of Biosphere 2, where Jane Poynter lived for two years and 20 minutes.
Jane Poynter via NPR

Some great local and national stories you may have missed on WWNO.org:

What Lessons Came Out Of Biosphere 2? — Sustainability consultant Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2, a hermetically sealed environment in Arizona. The experience provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of conditions.

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New Orleans Saints
1:22 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

New Orleans City Hall To Close Early For Saints Game

New Orleans City Hall will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, in advance of the evening Saints game in the Superdome.

The city says the early closing time is due to an expected increase in traffic that will impact and limit access to city hall for residents. City hall is scheduled to resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins (3-0) is scheduled to kick off at 7:40 p.m.

ICYMI
6:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Today On WWNO.org — Fall Music, Costa Rican Crocodiles And (Big) Beautiful Bees

Clockwise from upper left: Anna Calvi, M.I.A., Poliça, members of Los Campesinos!, Deltron 3030 and Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie.
Courtesy of the artists

Some great local and national stories you may have missed on WWNO.org:

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ICYMI
6:00 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Today On WWNO.org — A French Bread Crisis, Arts In Schools And Farming Sea Urchins

Baguettes head into a giant oven at Le Grenier a Pain Bakery.
Eleanor Beardsley NPR

Some great local and national stories you may have missed on WWNO.org:

Got Baguettes? Bakers' Lobby Tells France To Eat More Bread — The French, it seems, aren't eating bread the way they used to. The average French person consumes just half a baguette a day, down from a full baguette 40 years ago. Those statistics worry the French bakers' lobby, the Observatoire du Pain.

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1:43 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Marketplace: Can Dog Food Made From Nutria Help Louisiana's Wetlands?

Lead in text: 
Marketplace reporter Sam Harnett takes a look at Louisiana's voracious unoffical mascot: the nutria. Trappers who put a significant dent in nutria populations are retiring, and some are looking for new solutions to help stem the tide of the ecologically-destructive beasties.
Large rodents called nutria damage thousands of acres of coastal wetlands in Louisiana each year. But trappers are becoming a dying breed.

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