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
10:23 am
Thu January 10, 2013

New Orleans Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

The New Orleans Police Department will be conducting a motorist sobriety checkpoint "in the Orleans Parish area" tonight, according to a press release issued by NOPD spokeswoman Hilal Williams.

The NOPD Traffic Division will conduct the checkpoint from approximately 9 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Friday morning, the department said. Motorists are advised to have the proper documentation available if requested by the police, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

New Orleans Saints
7:43 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Saints Sign Coach Payton To 5-Year Contract

The New Orleans Saints have signed Head Coach Sean Payton to a five-year contract extension, the team announced today in a press release.

Payton, whose contract will reportedly pay him $8 million a season — making him the highest-paid coach in the league — has presided over the most successful run in the team’s history since being hired by the Saints in January of 2006.

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Latest News
4:38 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Body Found in 7th Ward

New Orleans homicide detectives are investigating the shooting of a man who was discovered dead this afternoon in the rear yard of an abandoned house in the 7th Ward, the police department said in a press release.

"An anonymous caller phoned police stating a male has been down in a rear yard for a while," said NOPD spokesman Frank B. Robertson, III. "Officers arrived and found the victim; he’d been shot multiple times and died on the scene."

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New Orleans Hornets
10:11 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Reinvigorated Hornets Clamp Down on Spurs in 95-88 Win

The New Orleans Hornets came into tonight’s game still hot off their overtime win in Dallas two days before, shutting down the high-flying San Antonio Spurs in front of a raucous crowd at the New Orleans Arena, 95-88.

The Spurs (27-10), were boxed out by a strong New Orleans defensive effort and a yeoman’s effort from Greivis Vasquez and Eric Gordon, who combined for 38 points, 13 assists and 7 rebounds. Vasquez recorded his tenth double-double of the season, and Gordon put up 24 points, 8 of those in the final quarter.

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New Orleans Hornets
6:51 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Notes: Hornets/Spurs Matchup

The Hornets have signed guard Donald Sloan to a 10-day contract, the team reported earlier today. Sloan most recently played for the Sioux Falls NBA Development League team, and appeared in 33 NBA games during the 2011-12 season, including three games with the Hornets.

During his time with the Hornets, Sloan averaged 4.0 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.0 rebounds in an average of 13.7 minutes a game.

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Latest News
11:45 am
Mon January 7, 2013

LISTEN LIVE: Obama to Announce Defense, CIA Nominees

President Obama will make two cabinet announcements this afternoon. Sources say he will nominate former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense and counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan to direct the Central Intelligence Agency.

Listen live to NPR's coverage of the announcements starting at 1 p.m., hosted by Ari Shapiro. He will be joined by Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving; Correspondent Tom Gjelten and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson at the White House.

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Super Bowl XLVII
11:31 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Super Bowl Street Closures Suspended for Hornets Games

Superdome traffic map, in effect during Hornets games.
Credit Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Traffic restrictions around parts of downtown, enacted this past weekend as part of the run-up to this year's Super Bowl, will be suspended during Hornets games to allow access, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome announced today on Twitter.

Lane and exit closures have already begun to snarl traffic throughout the CBD, according to numerous reports this morning, the first full work day for many since the restrictions began.

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New Orleans Hornets
11:35 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Hornets Lose at Home to Hawks, 95-86

The New Orleans Hornets were up by six at halftime Tuesday night at the New Orleans Arena, but lost ground to the Atlanta Hawks in the 3rd quarter, couldn’t catch up, and lost, 95-86.

After the break Atlanta put up a veteran front that New Orleans just could not match. Josh Smith, the Hawks’ top scorer and a nine-year veteran, aggressively attacked the Bees on both sides of the court, scoring a total of 23 points, along with 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 4 blocked shots.

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Latest News
2:31 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

New Year’s Eve Traffic Restrictions and Safety Advisory

The New Orleans Police Department has issued an advisory detailing restrictions on traffic this evening for downtown New Year’s Eve celebrations.

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Politics
1:55 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

LISTEN LIVE: Fiscal Cliff Special Coverage

Listen to live special coverage from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. of talks between President Obama and congressional leaders regarding impending automatic spending cuts and tax increases.

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