Wes Muller

Executive Producer

Baton Rouge, La.

Wes is WAFB's executive producer of investigations. He joined WAFB in the summer of 2017, coming from a career in print and digital journalism. He is a New Orleans native, a veteran, and a father.

Before returning to Louisiana in 2017, Wes lived and worked as a reporter in Mississippi for five years. Wes attended Jesuit High School and the University of New Orleans, earning a B.A. in English and completing a year of Master's coursework.

Much of his work involves watchdog and freedom of information coverage with regards to government agencies and officials.

Prior to WAFB, he wrote for the Sun Herald in Biloxi, the Enterprise-Journal in McComb, the Times-Picayune and the Associated Press, among other publications. He also served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army and rebuilt homes after Hurricane Katrina. Wes has a son who was born in 2007 and is getting married this October.

Awards:

  • McClatchy President's Award — 1st: 2017
  • MPA In-Depth/Investigative — 3rd: 2016
  • MPA In-Depth/Investigative — 3rd: 2016
  • AP Margaret Dixon Freedom of Information Award — 1st: 2016
  • MPA Daniel M. Phillips Freedom of Information Award — 1st: 2015
  • AP Margaret Dixon Freedom of Information Award — 3rd: 2015
  • AP Margaret Dixon Freedom of Information Award — 3rd: 2015
  • MPA Spot News Coverage — 2nd: 2014
  • MPA Best Picture-Story Combination — 2nd: 2013

Education:

  • University of New Orleans: English with journalism concentration
  • Jesuit High School of New Orleans

Recent Articles by Wes

  KIRAN: State warns of possible ‘public health emergency’ over water in Clinton

  State fully revokes license of infamous contractor Matt Morris

  Clinton police chief arrested, again

  Five BRPD cops claimed over $100k in overtime to do office work

  Leaked video shows violent struggle as officer says student grabbed for gun