Mark Menard

Mark Menard made his way to New Orleans by way of a south Louisiana childhood in Morgan City and a formative stint in Thibodaux where he earned a degree in journalism from Nicholls State University. He started at WWL in 2003 as a twiddler of knobs and answerer of phones, but worked his way through the ranks to become a deliverer of sports.

Mark serves as the weekday afternoon sports anchor for WWL and mans the control room during Sports Talk with Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic, a role he also handles on New Orleans Saints gamedays during WWL's full slate of coverage as well as the game itself.

Mark also provides a robust array of digital content for WWL.com, whether covering the day-to-day activities of the Saints and Pelicans, big-time New Orleans sporting events like the NBA All-Star Game and WrestleMania, or indulging his nerdier pastimes at local comic conventions. Mark aspires to one day rise to a level of importance that affords him many leather-bound books and a home that smells of rich mahogany.

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    Seattle Seahawks
    Jim Dedmon - USA TODAY Sports
    December 17, 2019 - 7:25 pm

    Eight teams are in the playoffs. Three division titles have been claimed. Four spots and five division crowns remain out there for the taking, along with first-round byes and home-field advantage...

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    Jimmy Garoppolo
    Chuck Cook - USA TODAY Sports
    December 10, 2019 - 7:56 pm

    With three games left, races are tightening, pretenders are getting sent packing, and the true championship threats are starting to emerge.

    Let’s break down the playoff picture:

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    Chris Paul Thunder Pelicans
    Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
    December 02, 2019 - 7:54 am

    In a season full of rough weekends, you can tack on another one for the Pelicans.

    The Birds dropped both games of a home-and-home to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Of OKC's eight wins on the...

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    Anthony Davis
    Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
    November 28, 2019 - 8:40 am

    A promising start gave way to a disappointing finish last night for the Pelicans, who jumped out to a big lead on one of the NBA's best teams, but couldn't close the deal in the fourth quarter....

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    Anthony Davis
    Nelson Chenault - USA TODAY Sports
    November 27, 2019 - 3:22 pm

    It's a big night for Pelicans fans as the team welcomes Anthony Davis back to the Smoothie King Center when the Birds do battle with the Los Angeles Lakers.

    As for the team though, they say...

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    Houston Texans
    Troy Taormina - USA TODAY Sports
    November 26, 2019 - 6:52 pm

    Thanksgiving week is upon us, and as many as three teams could end the weekend grateful for 2019 postseason tickets. Let’s break down the playoff picture:

     

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