David Blake

After stops in Mobile and Los Angeles, David returned to the Crescent City to join WWL 870 AM--"Voice of the Gulf South" as news anchor in September 1989. His work with WWL has earned him a host of honors from the Press Club of New Orleans, the Associated Press, as well as national and regional Edward R. Murrow awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. Over the course of his 33 years behind the microphone, David has covered everything from earthquakes to hurricanes, September 11, riots, raids, and corruption, and some of the most sensational "trials of the century" including those of Edwin Edwards, John Delorian, and of course, the greatest challenge of his career - Hurricane Katrina.

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    April 19, 2019 - 2:45 pm

    The Easter weekend begins today with Good Friday observances, and in New Orleans, thousands will go to church today and for Easter Sunday.  However, church membership is down in America with a...

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    April 18, 2019 - 4:00 pm

    Is there a transparency problem with the mayor of New Orleans? In recent weeks, the public has learned that the LaToya Cantrell administration ordered a lowering of the threshold for speed camears...

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    April 16, 2019 - 5:40 pm

    Federal, State and local authorities joined New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell this morning for a news conference on a new program to attack the opioid crisis. 

    Cantrell spoke first,...

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    April 15, 2019 - 6:18 pm

    Louisiana U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy is hoping there be a breakthrough to get many Louisiana residents at least some of their money back from a giant Ponzi scheme.  

    The convicted thief is...

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    April 09, 2019 - 12:44 pm

    The Pelicans play their last game of the season tonight in the Smoothie King Center. It's also time to say good-bye to Anthony Davis. There are hard feelings between many fans and AD, which could...

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    April 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm

    Louisiana continues to rake in the movies, TV shows and film projects and there's no doubt the state tax credit program helps to lure in Hollywood business. But that doesn't mean all is rosy, as...

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    April 03, 2019 - 4:16 pm

    New rankings place Louisiana 37th in the nation for the worst roads and 39th for the worst bridges.  The Louisiana legislature is again faced with the ongoing dilemma
    of how to pay for...

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    April 02, 2019 - 12:41 pm

    Is there a good chance for passage of a minimum wage boost in the next legislative session?  Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards wants an increase, but the argument always faces a rough ride, and...

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