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
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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Politics
4:07 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Early Voting Begins Saturday

Early voting begins Saturday, Nov. 2 for the election to be held on Nov. 16.

There will be elections in 39 parishes, according to the reminder sent out by La. Secretary of State Tom Schedler's office. Early voting will continue through Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (excluding Sunday, Nov. 3).

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New Orleans Pelicans
10:59 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Open Season With 95-90 Loss To Pacers

Pierre the Pelican, the team's brand-new mascot.
Credit New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans came out strong against the visiting Indiana Pacers, opening a revamped New Orleans Arena for their first regular season game and introducing mascot Pierre the Pelican to a social media uproar.

But the team couldn’t ride the excitement through the half. The Pacers, coming off the first of a back-to-back and without injured F/G Danny Granger, crawled their way back from a 16-point second quarter deficit to take the win, 95-90.

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New Orleans Pelicans
8:30 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

New Orleans Pelicans Unveil Their New Mascot

The New Orleans Pelicans unveiled their new mascot Wednesday night during the revamped franchise's first home game.

Presenting, Pierre the Pelican.

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New Orleans Pelicans
6:57 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Pelicans Forward Ryan Anderson Out With Toe Injury

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will be out for 1-3 weeks with a chip fracture in his toe, the team announced before the season-opener Wednesday.

Anderson suffered a chip fracture in the second toe of his right foot, the team said. Doctors examined Anderson and discovered the problem after he experienced discomfort during practice.

Anderson averaged 16.16 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.12 assists in 81 games last season.

Crime
2:14 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

New Orleans Police Hunting For Person Of Interest Allegedly Practicing Medicine Without A License

Armani Nicole Davenport.
NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Armani Nicole Davenport, an entertainer described by police as a "person of interest" in an investigation into the negligent injuring of another person, and the practice of medicine without a license.

Police also say Davenport is said to administer "silicone" injections to clients as she travels throughout the southern United States on the gay pageant circuit.

Pageants the NOPD says Devenport has participated in include:

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New Orleans Saints
4:12 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Saints Roar Back From Bye Week With 35-17 Win Over Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills came into the Superdome Sunday with a 3-4 record. It’s a team many commentators were saying is better than their record shows.

But they ran right into a rested and rejuvenated Saints team, who came off the bye week ready to get back on track after a heartbreaking loss to New England the week before.

Drew Brees threw five touchdowns, and completed passes to 10 different receivers.

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DWI Checkpoint
6:13 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Night

Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release this afternoon.

The department's traffic division will conduct the checkpoint in an undisclosed location within the city beginning at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2013. The checkpoint will conclude at about 5:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Drivers are advised to have proper documentation on them, including proof of insurance and a valid driver's license. Police say motorists should experience only minimal delays.

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St. Tammany Parish
4:29 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Boil Water Advisory In Effect For St. Tammany Subdivision

A map of Lexington Place, the affected subdivision under a boil water advisory.
St. Tammany Parish

A boil water advisory is in effect for the Lexington Place subdivision, adjacent to Highway 59 in St. Tammany Parish.

The parish says construction crews broke through a water main serving the subdivision at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Tammany utilities had to turn off the water to begin repairing the main, prompting the advisory.

St. Tammany Parish says the water may remain off for several hours, and the boil water advisory will remain in effect until water samples confirm that the water is safe to drink. Tammany Utilities says this process may take up to 48 hours.

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New Orleans Pelicans
3:58 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Pelicans Exercising Third-Year Options On Anthony Davis And Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that they are exercising their third-year contract options on forwards Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.

Exercising the option means both players will be under contract with the team this year, and through the end of next season.

Davis was the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He started 60 or the 64 games he played in last season, averaging 13.5 points, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals. Davis was a 2013-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team member, leading all rookies in per-game rebounds, steals, blocks and double-doubles.

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