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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Latest News
12:26 am
Thu November 14, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct Thursday Night Sobriety Checkpoint

Erin Krall WWNO

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

The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9 p.m. Nov. 14, and last until about 5 a.m. the next morning. The NOPD says motorists should only experience minimal delays, and should have the proper documentation if requested, including a driver's license and proof of insurance.

"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in the press release.

Latest News
5:47 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

National Weather Service Issues Freeze Warning For Wednesday Night

The National Weather Service's New Orleans office has issued a freeze warning tonight for portions of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

The NWS says temperatures will rapidly drop to freezing, or just below it, shortly after midnight tonight, and remain there until after sunrise. The warning is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 a.m. Thursday, along and north of Interstate 12, and for all areas of coastal and southwest Mississippi.

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Sports & Health
2:43 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Tulane University Partners With NFLPA To Provide Medical Care To Former Football Players

The logo of The Trust, the new organization launched by the NFLPA intended to help former players transition away from football. Tulane University is a medical partner of the organization.

The NFL Players Association, the union representing active NFL players, announced the creation today of The Trust, a program dedicated to assisting players in their transition away from professional football.

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New Orleans Pelicans
1:38 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Sign Amundson And Childress, Waive Thomas And Onuaku

The New Orleans Pelicans have released two players and signed two others, the team announced today.

Forward Lou Amundson, who played 18 games with the Hornets last season before moving on to Chicago and Minnesota, returned to New Orleans today. The seven-year vet holds per-game career averages of 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 12.9 minutes in 327 regular season games. He's also appeared in 29 playoff games with Philadelphia, Phoenix and Indiana.

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New Orleans Saints
11:11 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Saints Trample Cowboys In 49-17 Win

 

The New Orleans Saints blew out the visiting Dallas Cowboys Sunday night with an offensive steamroller.

The Saints put up 625 yards of offense, and set the NFL record with 40 first downs in a single game. It’s a stark turnabout from recent weeks, when offensive misfires cost the Saints dearly.

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Sports
11:22 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Anthony Davis Leads Pelicans In 96-85 Win Over Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis scored 32 points, collected 12 rebounds, blocked six shots and dished out three assists Friday night as the New Orleans Pelicans put away the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in convincing fashion, 96-85.

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Politics
5:04 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

President Barack Obama Speaks On The Economy And The Affordable Care Act At The Port Of New Orleans

President Barack Obama delivered a speech on the economy and the Affordable Care Act during his appearance at the Port of New Orleans on Friday.
Jason Saul WWNO

President Barack Obama visited the Port of New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 8, delivering a speech on the state of the economy and the vitality of the nation's ports, and touching on future infrastructure spending and the Affordable Care Act.

The full text of the President's remarks, as provided by the White House Press Office:

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12:24 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Losing Louisiana

Lead in text: 
This special multimedia feature — from The Weather Channel and New Orleans-based reporter Katy Reckdahl and photographer Kathleen Flynn — examines how and why the Louisiana coast is disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico, largely through the eyes of the people living there.
Because of a slow-moving disaster caused by sinking land, climate change and oil exploration, Louisiana's coastal families must choose between leaving their homes for higher ground or staying where generations of their families lived, on land so precarious the next hurricane could wash them away.
New Orleans Saints
5:16 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

New Orleans Saints Drop Game To NY Jets, 26-20

The New Orleans Saints gave up their second loss of the season Sunday afternoon, losing at the Meadowlands to the New York Jets, 26-20.

It was a game punctuated by a weak offensive line, questionable play calling and an inability for Rob Ryan’s defense to adjust to the Jets’ run game.

Ryan is now 0-5 in his NFL career versus his twin brother Rex, the coach of the Jets.

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New Orleans Pelicans
10:09 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Pick Up First Win This Season, Beat Charlotte Bobcats 105-84

Lance Thomas shoots a free throw attempt in New Orleans' 105-84 victory over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats.
Dionne Grayson WWNO

The New Orleans Pelicans picked up their first win of the season Saturday night with a 105-84 drubbing of the Charlotte Bobcats.

In a sharp turnaround from the previous two games this season — which featured Hornets-esque defensive efforts in those losing efforts, especially in the second half — the Pelicans maintained solid defensive rotations and hung on to the big lead they built early.

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