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 Bowl
8:29 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

New Orleans Bowl Appearance Just The Latest Success For Resurgent Tulane Football Program

The Tulane University football program has undergone a dramatic resurgence in the past two years, spurred by the hiring of former Saints receivers coach Curtis Johnson, the rapid construction of a new on-campus football stadium, and a commitment from a university administration involved in the intricacies of college football management on a national level.

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New Orleans Pelicans
6:54 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Pelicans Sign Center Alexis Ajinca

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed 7-foot-2 center Alexis Ajinca, the team announced today.

Ajinca comes to New Orleans after two years in the Euroleague, where he played for Strasbourg, France. He was drafted 20th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats — after Charlotte, he played for the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors before moving over to the Euroleague.

The terms of Ajinca's contract have not been released, per Pelicans team policy.

DWI Checkpoint
11:56 am
Fri December 20, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct Friday Night Sobriety Checkpoint

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday, Dec. 20.
Erin Krall WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department's traffic division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, the department said in a press release.

The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. on the night of Friday, Dec. 20, and conclude at approximately 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The NOPD says motorists should expect only minimal delays and should have proper documentation with them, including a driver's license and proof of insurance.

History
9:58 am
Fri December 20, 2013

A Proclamation To The Citizens Of New Orleans (1803)

Proclamation to the People of New Orleans, 12/20/1803.
Credit U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

210 years ago today, Governor William C.C. Claiborne issued this document to the people of New Orleans, announcing the United States' purchase of the Louisiana Territory two months earlier.

The proclamation — in three languages — explains the transition from Spain to France to the United States, and clarifies for the people of the city their new rights, and their responsibilities, as newly-minted Americans.

(h/t @wrightbryan3)

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New Orleans Saints
6:40 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Arch-Nemesis: Saints Lose On The Road To St. Louis, 27-16

The New Orleans Saints were stunned on the road last night against the St. Louis Rams. The final score: 27-16.

The 2013 Saints continue to surprise, and not always in a good way.

Last week it was a dominant performance at every level in the Superdome against the Carolina Panthers, who are breathing down the Saints’ neck for the top of the division.

This week, New Orleans traveled to St. Louis, heavily favored against a team that hasn’t gotten much going this year.

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New Orleans Pelicans
6:58 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Pelicans Waive Forward Josh Childress

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Josh Childress, the team announced Friday afternoon.

Childress appeared in just four games with the Pelicans this season, since being signed on Nov. 12, 2013. He played 24 minutes total, scoring zero points but pulling in three rebounds, dishing out two assists, and recording a steal.

Childress, who played college ball at Stanford, has appeared in 391 career NBA games, averaging 9.1 ppints, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.7 minutes per game.

The Pelicans roster is now 14 players strong.

Latest News
3:45 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct Friday Night Sobriety Checkpoint

The NOPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, department spokesman Garry Flot said in a press release.

The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and will last until approximately 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation with them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

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New Orleans Pelicans
6:15 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Pelicans Will Be Without Swingman Evans

Tyreke Evans.
New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans, plagued by injuries all this season, will now be without swingman Tyreke Evans, who was diagnosed with a left ankle sprain. He will be out from 1-2 weeks.

The team says Evans suffered the injury during the third quarter of the Dec. 6 game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Pelicans lost that game at home, 109-95.

A swingman is a player who can play both guard and forward.

Evans sprained his left ankle earlier this season, forcing him out for a few games.

New Orleans Saints
10:40 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

New Orleans Saints Blow Out Carolina Panthers, 31-13

The New Orleans Saints bounced back from a manhandling in Seattle last week to crush the Carolina Panthers in the Superdome, 31-13.

The Panthers had won eight straight coming into Sunday night’s nationally-televised game, and had tied the Saints for first place in the division. The Saints were lucky to escape the first quarter trailing 6-0.

But it ended up being yet another multiple record-setting night for New Orleans, an almost humdrum affair during this golden age of Saints football.

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11:51 am
Wed December 4, 2013

NY Times: New Orleans Restaurant Scene Rises, Reflecting A Richer City

Lead in text: 
The New York Times examines the exploding number of new restaurants in New Orleans, and touches on the impacts and future implications of a service focus on the city's economy.
NEW ORLEANS - By one count there were already 65 restaurants on the three miles of Magazine Street, a major artery through this city's upscale districts. But on a recent Monday, diners were eager for No. 66. The minute the lights went on at Ivy, an autumnal little lounge with an as-seen-on-TV chef, the curious were at the door.

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