37 year member of the WAFB9 Sports team, 36 years as Sports Director and 27 years as the weekday 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. 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 30 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 1985 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, 2007, and 2019 National Championship seasons and title games. Received Louisiana Association of Broadcasters 2019 Prestige Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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 39 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
Received Louisiana Association of Broadcasters 2019 Prestige Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Louisiana State University: BA in Broadcast Journalism, minor in Speech
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