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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New Orleans Pelicans
2:34 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Pelicans Injury Woes Continue: Ryan Anderson Out Indefinitely With Herniated Disc

Ryan Anderson will be out indefinitely with a herniated disc.
New Orleans Pelicans

Ryan Anderson, the New Orleans Pelicans' veteran forward, has been diagnosed with a herniated disc and will be out indefinitely, the team announced today.

Anderson, a central figure in New Orleans' recent success on the court, suffered the injury on Jan. 3 in a collision with Celtics forward Gerald Wallace in the fourth quarter of a game in Boston. Anderson was taken to a Boston-area hospital for tests, and remained there as the team went on to Indianapolis.

Anderson also sat out a few games at the start of the season, due to a broken toe suffered in the preseason.

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New Orleans Saints
8:50 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Saints Win Playoff Game On The Road, In The Cold, And Now Look To Seattle

The New Orleans Saints won their first road playoff game this past Saturday, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24, thanks to a field goal by kicker Shayne Graham with just three seconds to play.

The conventional wisdom — espoused by the NFL’s rotating cast of professional prognosticators — said that the New Orleans Saints couldn’t win a game in the cold, and couldn’t win a playoff game on the road.

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New Orleans Saints
4:37 am
Sun January 5, 2014

Saints Beat Philadelphia Eagles In Wild Card Thriller, 26-24

The New Orleans Saints overcame a sloppy first-half performance, bitter cold and a litany of injuries to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-24.

It was the first road playoff game win in the history of the franchise — aside from Super Bowl XLIV — and the city erupted in celebration, taking to social media and the streets.

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11:10 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Playoff Matchup About Much More Than Football For Saints Fans

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WWNO's Jason Saul spoke with WHYY in Philadelphia about some Saints playoff history, the feeling in New Orleans prior to tonight's wildcard playoff matchup, and what it means to be a Saints fan.
We know the atmosphere in our city is gleeful leading up to tomorrow's Eagles-Saints matchup, but what about the mood in another city known for its raucus celebrations? NewsWorks Tonight producer Shai Ben-Yaacov spoke with Jason Saul, Saints beat reporter for WWNO in New Orleans, to get a feel for the vibe in the Big Easy.
New Orleans Saints
4:40 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

What's Black And White And Gold All Over? Kohl The Penguin, Of Course

Kohl the Penguin, on his way to paint a tribute to the New Orleans Saints, in this screen capture.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Eagles? What eagles?

Fans of the Black and Gold don't just come in the human variety — Kohl the Penguin, star of the Audubon Aquarium's penguin exhibit, produced his own paean to his favorite football team in advance of the New Orleans Saints' wildcard game Saturday evening against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Saints and the Eagles face off Saturday evening at 7:10 p.m. on WDSU.

Watch Kohl paint his masterpiece here:

Inclement Weather
3:25 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

City Of New Orleans Puts Freeze Plan For Homeless Into Effect For Thursday Night

Temperatures in Orleans Parish are expected to drop to at or near freezing on Thursday night, prompting the City of New Orleans to put its freeze plan for the homeless into effect.

The freeze plan is enacted whenever the temperature or the wind chill factor is expected to fall to 35 degrees or lower. Temperatures near freezing, combined with the strong winds affecting the region, can cause serious medical problems to people exposed to them for extended periods of time.

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New Orleans Pelicans
5:46 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Pelicans Waive Forward Lou Amundson

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Lou Amundson, the team announced Tuesday evening.

Amundson averaged 2.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 10.2 minutes over the 18 games he played for New Orleans this season.

The Pelicans roster is now at 14 players.

The next Pelicans game will be in Boston on Jan. 3. The game tips off at 6:30 p.m., and can be seen locally on Fox Sports.

12:11 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

A Canadian Church Gets Shipped To A Small Town In Louisiana

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A small Abita Springs congregation was looking for a new church building and found one — in Nova Scotia. Andrea Crossan of PRI's The World (heard each weekday on WWNO at 3 p.m.) brings us the story.
A congregation in Louisiana was looking for a new church. They found one on the market in rural Nova Scotia. "We began looking for a church in the Mississippi delta that we could rejuvenate, and maybe someone had one that was dilapidate that we could redo," said Louisiana Church Pastor Jerel Keene.
New Orleans Saints
10:18 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Saints Continue Dome-Field Dominance, Secure Playoff Spot

The New Orleans Saints beat Tampa Bay on Sunday night, taking the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs, and will face the Philadelphia Eagles this Saturday at 7:10 p.m. on WDSU.

Despite their woes on the road, the Saints continue to dominate opponents at home — this time a 42-17 drubbing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final game of the 2013 regular season.

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Latest News
12:26 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

NOPD To Conduct Friday Night Sobriety Checkpoint

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday, Dec. 27.
Janet Wilson WWNO

For the third Friday in a row, the New Orleans Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.

The NOPD's Traffic Division will conduct the checkpoint at an undisclosed point in Orleans Parish, beginning Friday, Dec. 27, at approximately 9:00 p.m. The checkpoint will last until about 5:00 a.m. the next morning.

The police department says in a press release that motorists encountering the checkpoint should only experience minimal delays, and should have proper documentation on them, including a driver's license and proof of insurance.

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