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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French Quarter Festival
1:16 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

2013 French Quarter Festival Traffic Advisory

The New Orleans Police Department has released traffic restrictions for the 2013 French Quarter Festival. The Festival begins this Thursday, April 11, and lasts until Sunday, April 14.

Throughout the Festival, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., North Peters/Decatur Streets will be  restricted when pedestrian traffic between Iberville and Dumaine Streets necessitates the closure.

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French Quarter Festival
12:01 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

2013 French Quarter Festival Map

Map of the 2013 French Quarter Festival.

Find out where it's all at this weekend with this map of the 2013 French Quarter Festival.

The map highlights music stages, bars and clubs with performances, and everything from food booths to restrooms to ATM locations. You can click on the map for a larger version, or download the map here.

The French Quarter Festival begins this Thursday, April 11.

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Politics
11:36 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Gov. Jindal's Address to Legislature Live at 1 p.m.

Gov. Bobby Jindal
Gage Skidmore Flickr

Gov. Bobby Jindal will address the state legislature today at 1 p.m.

The governor is expected to talk about his tax proposals, including the elimination of the state income tax and an increase in sales taxes to make up the difference. His proposals have run into strong opposition from the public and from the legislature.

You can watch a live video of the address on LPB's website.

College Baseball
1:15 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

LSU Baseball Game Postponed Due To Rain

The Wally Pontiff, Jr. Classic matchup at Zephyr Field between Louisiana State University and Southern Mississippi has been postponed due to rain, the Zephyrs announced today.

The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. the game will instead feature a contest between the LSU Tigers and Southern University due to scheduling constraints.

The teams made the decision to cancel the game due to heavy rains that passed through the area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Features
9:52 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Photos From the 100th Louisiana Derby

Getting ready to start a race. This was the first year the Fair Grounds included an infield festival along with the Louisiana Derby.
Jason Saul WWNO

This past Saturday marked the 100th running of the Louisiana Derby, the yearly horse race at the Fair Grounds that serves as one of the feeders to the Kentucky Derby.

Thousands of people came out to enjoy the races and the new infield festival, held in an area familiar to many as the home of the Jazz Fest. The festival included live music and a line up of some of the city's most popular food trucks, and helped spur on-track betting to its second-highest total in history, according to information released by the track.

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Audubon Zoo
12:29 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Escaped Monkey Prompts Audubon Zoo Shutdown

An African Colobus monkey.
Sam DCruz Shutterstock.com

A 33-pound monkey escaped its enclosure at the Audubon Zoo Friday morning, prompting an hour-long shutdown of the facility while zookeepers wrangled the animal back into captivity and made sure the area was safe.

The monkey, an 11-year-old black-and-white African Colobus named Kivuli, was spotted on the loose at about 10:17 a.m. Zoo officials ushered park-goers indoors and shut the gates of the facility, according to Audubon spokespeople and eyewitnesses.

Kivuli is a Swahili word meaning "Ghost." The monkey was born on Halloween, according to the zoo.

New Orleans Hornets
2:19 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Hornets Sign Harris for Remainder of Season

The New Orleans Hornets have signed guard Terrel Harris for the remainder of the season, the team reported today in a press release.

The Hornets have struggled with injuries at the guard position as the season has wound down, losing backup guard Austin Rivers to a broken hand a few weeks ago. Guard Eric Gordon has yet to be cleared to play in back-to-back games by team physicians since returning to the lineup from a lingering knee injury.

Consent Decree
11:35 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Full Text of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Consent Decree Presentation

Mayor Mitch Landrieu outlined dire circumstances on the horizon in an emergency meeting of the New Orleans City Council Thursday morning, warning that the city will be forced to drastically cut services and furlough public safety employees if they adhere to the U.S. Department of Justice's consent decree mandating changes at the Orleans Parish jail complex.

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Latest News
2:01 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Orleans Parish Judge Rules Felon Firearms Ban Unconstitutional

The front of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
kimberlykv Flickr

An Orleans Parish judge has ruled that the state law banning felons from owning firearms is unconstitutional, based on a state constitutional amendment ensuring an absolute right to bear arms in Louisiana, according to a report from the Times-Picayune.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:16 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Hornets Begin Homestand With Lackluster 93-72 Loss To Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors simply outplayed the visibly-tired New Orleans Hornets Monday night, winning 93-72. Golden State was lead by 30 points from point guard Stephen Curry, who also racked up six three-pointers.

The Hornets shot 33.7% from the field, including just 3-17 from outside the arc, on a night in which they were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. The Warriors, who have a 38-30 record and are a game-and-a-half ahead of the Houston Rockets for sixth place in the West, shot 50%, including 10 of 19 three-pointers.

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