Steve Schneider

Steve Schneider

Sports Director

Baton Rouge, La.

34 year member of the WAFB9 Sports team, 33 years as Sports Director and 24 years as the weekday 6:00 and 10:00pm sports anchor, plus the anchor of 9Sports Extra on Saturday nights during football season. Earned Best Sportscast in Louisiana for largest markets by Associated Press in 2014. Has been judged No. 1 eight times and awarded No. 2 Sportscast seven other times in 20 years of entries dating back to 1995, and was runner-up in 2017 for Louisiana/Mississippi Sportscaster of the Year for AP large markets.

Created the concept for Sportsline Friday Nite in 1990, and was honored by the LHSAA for completing 25 years of live extended high school football coverage in South Louisiana. The weekly series was expanded to include year-round coverage of every sport with Sportsline OT from 2009 to 2012. Also created Sportsline Summer Camp in 2000, WAFB High School Football Player of the Week in 1988 and partnered with former NFL standout Warrick Dunn and his foundation to present the Sportsline High School Football Player of the Year starting in 2007. National IRIS 1st Place winner for writing, anchoring and producing preseason show on LSU Baseball's first NCAA CWS Championship team in 1991. Other big stories covered, include 7 Super Bowls (including the Saints' historic victory over the Colts in Miami's Sun Life Stadium), plus the Saints' NFC Championship Games in 2006 and 2009, 9 Final Fours and 8 College World Series including LSU's first two NCAA Championships, plus LSU Football's 2003 and 2007 National Championship seasons and title games.

Also did LSU play-by-play of football, basketball and baseball for WPRG-FM from 1979-1983 and was Coordinating producer and play-by-play announcer/studio host for LSU's pay-per-view cable network TigerVision. Was PA announcer for LSU Baseball at Alex Box Stadium for Skip Bertman's first season.

Family Info: Married 36 years with four children and one grandchild.

Community Involvement: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Hobbies: Music, travel, family activities, walking dachshunds


  • 8 time winner of AP Best Sportscast Louisiana, Large Markets


  • Louisiana State University: BA in Broadcast Journalism, minor in Speech

Recent Articles by Steve

  D-D Breaux talks about transition from coach to fan

Doug Williams becomes senior adviser to team pres. within Washington Football Team organization

LSU prepares to host SEC-leader Alabama

  LSU looks to make lots of corrections during bye week after Auburn loss

  ‘We’ll be ready to go’ - During radio show, Orgeron says LSU will be prepared for South Carolina; remains hush on violations

  Joe Brady could possibly return to Tiger Stadium ... with Carolina Panthers

  Orgeron comments on progress of Brennan’s 2 freshmen backups

  No. 16 LSU and Mizzou adjust to changes due to Hurricane Delta

  Missouri vs. No. 16 LSU moved to Columbia, Mo. due to Hurricane Delta

  Missouri QB Connor Bazelak prepares to face LSU defense

LHSAA Hall of Fame inducts 2020 class

Some La. high school football teams reschedule games due to Hurricane Delta

  LSU offense looks to build behind Brennan’s play against Vandy defense that didn’t fare badly against Texas A&M

Louisiana-Lafayette’s game against Appalachian St. postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests by the Mountaineers

‘We need to have better eyes’ - Payton couldn’t believe how much trouble Saints had defending the bootleg

  Coach O expects DE Neil Farrell to get playing time against Bulldogs

  Stevens doesn’t think LSU creating own energy will be a problem

  EYE ON THE TIGERS: LSU is missing pieces but still has talent

  EYE ON THE TIGERS: LSU faces unique challenges this season

Orgeron: ‘I think the only way to get ready to play football is to hit’

Silliman cancels season-opener at Oak Forest due to players in COVID-19 quarantine

  La. high school football coaches share their thoughts on the start to the season

  LSU wraps up first week of fall camp practices

  Jenkins says Saints have grown stronger since controversy over Brees comment

SEC creates Council on Racial Equity and Social Justice

  Skip Bertman shares thoughts on possibility of fans in Tiger Stadium

  Alvin Kamara focused on many things going into season but new contract isn’t one of them

  Southeastern, Nicholls look to spring for football as Southland Conference postpones fall sports

Big 12 announcing plans to play fall sports brings joy to La. football fans

  Saints head coach says hotel doesn’t take away all risk