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.

    Blog Post
    Charles LeClaire - USA TODAY Sports
    November 13, 2019 - 5:42 pm

    Now that we’ve finally reached double-digits when counting the weeks of the NFL season, it’s time to start breaking down the weekly playoff picture. The division leaders haven’t had much flux in...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
    November 13, 2019 - 2:04 pm

    Don't look now but the Pelicans may be improving, albeit in baby steps.

    The Pelicans made a huge dent in their turnover numbers in their last outing Monday night. While they still lost to...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    Jeremy Brevard - USA TODAY Sports
    November 11, 2019 - 10:07 am

    It was a rocky weekend for the Pelicans, who lost the opening game of a back to back at home Friday night 122-104 to the Toronto Raptors, a game that saw Pascal Siakam match his career high with...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    Butch Dill - USA TODAY Sports
    November 08, 2019 - 7:01 pm

    It’s no secret that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa may not be at full strength when the LSU Tigers battle the Crimson Tide on Saturday. In fact, the Tide quarterback is set to be a gametime...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
    November 08, 2019 - 7:58 am

    For the first time since his arthroscopic knee surgery two weeks ago, Pelicans #1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson spoke to the media yesterday, and he said he can feel the improvements as he...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    Nicole Sweet - USA TODAY Sports
    November 06, 2019 - 12:27 pm

    The New Orleans Pelicans have won just once in their first seven outings and, to be sure, there are fans who are growing impatient as they wait for the team to fulfill the promise of their...

    READ MORE
    Blog Post
    Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
    November 01, 2019 - 8:02 am

    For the first time this season, the Pelicans tasted victory in the Smoothie King Center last night in a game that offered a glimpse at what this team can be when all the new pieces start to gel....

    READ MORE