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.

Pages

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

Lead in text: 
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Environment
3:58 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

City Will Collect Christmas Trees For Coastal Restoration Projects

The City of New Orleans will once again collect Christmas trees and reclycle them for use in coastal restoration projects.
dutourdumonde Shutterstock

The City of New Orleans will continue its curbside Christmas tree recycling program this year, the Mayor's Office has announced.

The trees, which will be collected during regular curbside trash collection days (Jan. 9-11), will be placed in selected coastal areas in an effort to help rebuild wetlands and protect the Louisiana coastline.

Read more
New Orleans Saints
6:41 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Sodden Saints Give Up Last-Minute Touchdown; Lose To Carolina 17-13

The New Orleans Saints lost yet another road game Sunday afternoon — this time to the Carolina Panthers.

The Saints had an opportunity to win their division, and secure a first-round bye, but blew it in Charlotte in a sloppy 17-13 loss to the Panthers.

In an eerie echo of their loss to New England in week six, the Saints' vaunted offense once again couldn’t manage to put the game away with a first down when it counted. This time it was with just under two minutes to play, and holding on to a tenuous three-point lead.

Read more
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.

Read more
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)

Read more

Pages