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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Power Outage Map
2:05 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Entergy New Orleans Power Outage Map

A real-time map of the current outages affecting Entergy customers in New Orleans and throughout the metro region.

2014 Winter Storm
10:12 am
Tue January 28, 2014

State Offices In 56 Parishes Closed On Tuesday

State government offices in 56 parishes will be shuttered Tuesday due to the winter storm forecasted to spread snow, sleet and freezing rain across much of Louisiana.

There are 64 parishes in Louisiana.

The announcement by state Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols cited expected power outages and dangerous driving conditions in the decision to close the offices in the following parishes: 

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2014 Winter Storm
9:28 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Entergy Says It's Prepared For Winter Storm, But Warns Some Outages May Last Up To 5 Days

Entergy, the predominant utility company serving much of Southeast Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans, says its subsidiary companies have marshaled over 2,100 workers in advance of a winter storm system expected to hammer the region between Monday night and Wednesday morning.

The entire region is currently under a Winter Storm Warning, and the National Weather Service is forecasting 1–2 inches of snow and 1/4 to 1/2-inch of ice in the New Orleans metro area. Areas south of Lake Pontchartrain will see less snow and more ice accumulation as a result of the storm system.

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2014 Winter Storm
7:24 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

State Transportation Department Releases Winter Storm Road Plan

Department of Transportation and Development New Orleans personnel prepared for the winter storm on Monday.
Louisiana DoTD

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has released its response plan for the winter storm threatening much of the state.

The plan details the roads and bridges DOTD will attempt to keep clear. However, as all storms are dynamic events, DOTD says the following information may be adjusted depending on changing conditions.

DOTD will commit resources to keep the following roads open:

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2014 Winter Storm
4:56 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

WATCH: New Orleans Officials Provide Update On Winter Storm Preparations

A screen capture showing Mayor Landrieu and other city officials brief the press and public before the winter storm expected to wreak havoc throughout the region over the next few days.
City of New Orleans

Mayor Landrieu and officials from city emergency services agencies provided an update Monday afternoon on the preparations underway in advance of this week's winter storm.

The storm is expected to have a severe impact on the region, shuttering businesses, schools and offices; engendering power outages; and making many roads and bridges impassible.

City residents are urged to visit the NOLA Ready emergency website for more information as it becomes available.

2014 Winter Storm
4:25 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

State Department Of Transportation Preparing For Unsafe Road Conditions

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development workers preparing road salt and sand ahead of the winter storm scheduled to impact the region.
Credit Louisiana DoTD

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is preparing to deal with the snow, sleet and freezing rain expected to impact the New Orleans region this week.

The DOTD said in a press release that they are planning to pretreat portions of Interstates and major traffic corridors ahead of the storm's impact. Workers are prepared to apply de-icing materials, remove fallen trees, and close roadways if necessary; however, the state does not possess enough equipment or resources to keep all the bridges in the state open through this severe weather event.

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New Orleans Pelicans
9:18 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Injury-Plagued Pelicans Hang On To Snap Home Losing Streak, Beat Magic 100-92

The sliding New Orleans Pelicans staved off a seventh straight home loss Sunday evening, outlasting the woeful Orlando Magic 100-92.

Anthony Davis was once again the undisputed star of the injury-depleted Pelicans, racking up 22 points, 19 rebounds and seven blocked shots in just under 42 minutes on the floor. His rebound count was a career-high for the second-year forward, and marked his 20th double-double of the season.

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Audubon Zoo
8:29 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Panya The Elephant Celebrates 50 Years

Joe Forys, Audubon Zoo's Curator of Large Mammals, joined Panya the elephant as she celebrated her 50th birthday last week.
Jason Saul WWNO

Panya the elephant celebrated her 50th birthday at the Audubon Zoo last week, and scores of people came out to celebrate.

Panya, a 9,500-pound female Asian elephant, was presented with a birthday cake and presents, as well as a special AARP card. A gaggle of children in party hats serenaded her with toy horns, signed a giant birthday card, and shared in some cake of their own.

She was joined by 7,500-pound Jean, a 41-year-old female Asian elephant who has been Panya's sidekick at the zoo for over 30 years.

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New Orleans Saints
12:35 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Recapping The 2013 New Orleans Saints, And Looking Ahead

The New Orleans Saints finished their season with a 12-6 record, including their first playoff win in the cold, on the road. WWNO’s Jason Saul sat down with Ramon Antonio Vargas, Saints beat writer for the New Orleans Advocate, for a recap of the season, and for a look at what’s next.

So Ramon, as someone who is on the Saints beat you spend a lot of time with the team, both at home and on the road. Now that the season is over, what’s your take on how it went?

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New Orleans Saints
1:21 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Saints Vs. Seahawks — Injury Report

The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks have released their Friday injury reports — the last update before final gametime decisions.

New Orleans Status Report:

Questionable: DE Akiem Hicks (ankle), RB Pierre Thomas (chest)

Probable: T Terron Armstead (knee), G Jahri Evans (ankle), CB Keenan Lewis (neck, head)

Seattle Status Report:

Out: LB K.J. Wright (foot)

Doubtful: DT Jordan Hill (groin)

Questionable: S Chris Maragos (back)

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