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
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)

Football Fever
12:29 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

New Orleans Vs. Seattle: How The Football Foes Measure Up Off The Field

Who Dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?!
Scott S. Flickr

The New Orleans Saints will face off against the Seattle Seahawks this Saturday, but the matchup isn't just on the football field.

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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:

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