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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Mardi Gras 2013
2:11 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Krewe of Zeus Cancels Parade?

WWL-TV has reported that the Krewe of Zeus has canceled its Lundi Gras parade.

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Super Bowl XLVII
12:44 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Super Bowl Referees Named

The officiating crew for this year's Super Bowl was announced by the NFL this morning.

Referee Jerome Boger will lead the seven-man crew this Sunday. Boger was promoted to referee in 2006, and has been an NFL game official for nine seasons. This is his first Super Bowl appearance, but he has previously officiated four divisional playoff games.

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10:04 am
Wed January 30, 2013

A City Drenched in Sugar

Lead in text: 
Other cities might be trudging through cabbage season at this point in winter, but New Orleans is eating cake. From Twelfth Night to Mardi Gras, which is Feb. 12 this year, daily consumption of king cake — a round of sweet dough glazed with purple, gold and green sugar — is more or less compulsory.
"New Orleans is a sugar town, always has been," said Dwight Henry, the owner of the Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Cafe in the Seventh Ward, who has been baking here for more than 30 years.
Super Bowl XLVII
9:30 am
Tue January 29, 2013

NFL Player Autograph Schedule

The NFL has released the schedule of NFL players that will participate in public autograph signings during this year's NFL Experience at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The signings will take place Wednesday through Sunday in Hall D of the Convention Center. Fans are advised that player appearances may change without notice, and should check SuperBowl.com for the latest schedule.

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Super Bowl XLVII
5:54 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee Welcome

James Carville, Mary Matalin, Jay Cicero, Rita Benson LeBlanc and Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Jason Saul WWNO

As excitement over Super Bowl XLVII builds here in the Crescent City, Mayor Mitch Landrieu sat down with a who’s-who of New Orleans sports executives this afternoon to welcome the media to New Orleans, and to showcase the progress the city has made since Hurricane Katrina.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:27 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Hornets Overpowered at Home by Rockets, 100-82

The Hornets lost a sloppy one at home tonight against the visiting Houston Rockets, 100-82

It was the fourth time this season New Orleans had faced the Rockets, and Hornets Head Coach Monty Williams said before the game that New Orleans knew the team they were up against tonight. And Houston knew them.

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Mardi Gras 2013
9:45 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

2013 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Krewe du Vieux — 6:30 p.m. | French Quarter
Krewe Delusion — Follows Krewe du Vieux | French Quarter

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Little Rascals — Noon | Metairie

Friday, January 25, 2013

Cork — 3:00 p.m. | French Quarter
Oshun — 6:00 p.m. | Uptown
Cleopatra — 6:30 p.m. | Uptown

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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New Orleans Hornets
4:11 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Hornets Show Up Big in 114-105 Win Over Kings

The New Orleans Hornets racked up the franchise's most points in a single game this season on their way to a 114-105 victory over the Sacramento Kings Monday afternoon in the New Orleans Arena.

The Hornets blew the game open early, heading into the half up 64-39, and leading by 27 at one point in the third. The Kings staged a third quarter comeback, crawling back to within seven late in the fourth, but were unable to surmount the Hornets’ strong defensive effort.

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Ray Nagin Indictment
3:32 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

U.S. Attorney Dana Boente's Full Statement on Nagin Indictment

The full text of U.S. Attorney Dana Boente's statement released today regarding the indictment of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

C. RAY NAGIN, FORMER NEW ORLEANS MAYOR, INDICTED ON FEDERAL BRIBERY, HONEST SERVICES WIRE FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING, CONSPIRACY, AND TAX CHARGES

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Ray Nagin Indictment
3:20 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Full Text of the Ray Nagin Indictment

Read the entire text of the indictment issued today against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

Download the file (.pdf).

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