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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DWI Checkpoint
4:57 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

NOPD Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday

The NOPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night into Friday morning.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department has announced they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint the night of Thursday, Sept. 5, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning.

The location of the NOPD Traffic Division's sobriety checkpoint was not disclosed in the press released issued by the department; the NOPD is required by the Louisiana Supreme Court to make a public announcement when they will be conducting a checkpoint, but are not required to tell the public where it will be beforehand.

New Orleans Saints
5:40 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Saints Release 53-Man Roster, Announce Cuts

The New Orleans Saints have released their 53-man roster, making the final cuts to their preseason cadre of players as the team prepares to start the regular season.

There are a couple of surprises, including the release of wide receiver Courtney Roby and defensive end Jay Richardson, but the cast of the team remains largely the same.

The Saints full 2013-14 regular season roster can be found here.

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Home And Away
9:24 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Home And Away: Henry's Uptown Bar

Multiple generations of the Henry's family, along with mascot Arabella.
Jason Saul WWNO

Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians, as important to us as the Jazz Fest and as essential to the character of the city and the region as Mardi Gras.

We live and die by our Saints, and our church is the Superdome. Well, it is for half the season — for the other half our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, and we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on… and to mourn their inconsistent ineptitude.

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DWI Checkpoint
1:01 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Night

The NOPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night into Friday morning.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release.

The checkpoint will be conducted in an undisclosed neighborhood in Orleans Parish, beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 and lasting until 5 a.m. Friday morning.

Motorists are advised that they will experience minimal delays, and should have proper documentation on them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

7:29 am
Fri August 23, 2013

The Listening Post, Public Art In A New Orleans Barber Shop

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Doug MacCash, art critic for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, reviews The Listening Post in this video feature. MacCash talks about how the project combines sculpture, oral history and radio. The Listening Post was created by journalism professor Jesse Hardman of the City University of New York, and New Orleans artist Jacques Duffourc, in partnership with WWNO. The posts are located at the Headquarters barbershop, 1101 N. Broad St., and the Norman Mayer public library, 2098 Foy St. at Gentilly Blvd.
Watch as NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune art critic Doug MacCash discusses an interactive public art project titled “Listening Post” that combines sculpture, oral history and radio. Listening Post was created by journalism professor Jesse Hardman of the City University of New York and New Orleans artist Jacques Duffourc in partnership with WWNO public radio.
11:15 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Culture Collision Is A One-Stop Shop For Arts In New Orleans

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The Advocate took a look at Culture Collision, calling it "a trade show for the arts in New Orleans." The fifth annual Culture Collision is Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Generations Hall. It's free and open to the public.
theadvocate.com is your leading source for the latest in news, sports, and entertainment for the Baton Rouge area and its surrounding communities
Assumption Parish
9:58 am
Thu August 22, 2013

VIDEO: Assumption Parish Sinkhole Swallows Trees

A screenshot of the video capturing more trees being swallowed by the Assumption Parish sinkhole.
John Boudreaux Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

The Assumption Parish sinkhole, a massive opening in the earth that is believed to be the result of a collapsed salt dome used by petrochemical services company Texas Brine, underwent a sudden growth spurt around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Parish officials were on hand to witness a process called a "slough-in," where the edge of the sinkhole collapses into the hole. Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness director John Boudreaux took this video:

NOPD
9:37 am
Wed August 21, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint On Thursday

The NOPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night into Friday morning.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed point in the city Thursday night, the department said in a press release.

The checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, and last until 5 a.m. the next morning. Drivers are advised to have proper documentation — including a driver's license and proof of insurance — but should only experience minimal delays.

"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in the release.

Latest News
11:56 am
Sun August 18, 2013

Rescued Chickens Available For Adoption At The LA/SPCA

Chickens available for adoption Monday at the LA/SPCA.
Credit Carolyn Scofield / WVUE

The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is making over 100 hens and female chicks available for adoption on Monday. The birds were part of last week's massive seizure of animals from a property in New Orleans East suspected of being a holding, breeding and training area for fighting roosters.

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Street Vendors
3:05 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

City Cracking Down On Illegal Vendors Around Superdome

The City of New Orleans issued a reminder to vendors in the vicinity of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome today, saying that the city's Department of Finance and the New Orleans Police Department will be strictly enforcing vending ordinances during Saints home games.

Vendors who have not obtained permits to sell items such as clothing, bottled water, alcoholic beverages or other merchandise will be issued summonses and have to appear in Municipal Court. The city says the crackdown is intended to protect business owners who have valid vending licenses.

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