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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    Chuck Cook - USA TODAY Sports
    July 10, 2019 - 8:08 pm

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees added to his extensive list of accolades Wednesday night, winning the ESPY award for Best Record-Breaking Performance. He won for becoming the NFL's all-...

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    Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
    July 10, 2019 - 7:37 pm

    The honors continue to roll in for the newest star of the New Orleans sports scene.

    Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson was given the ESPY award for Best College Athlete Wednesday night.

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    @SNFonNBC
    July 08, 2019 - 6:50 pm

    New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan has an uncanny ability to show the more sly, winking aspects of his personality in his official team photos, but it seems he's leveled up in 2019....

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    Geoff Burke | Stephen Spillman | Amber Searls - USA TODAY Sports
    June 20, 2019 - 8:51 pm

    It was a busy night for the Pelicans at the NBA Draft, as the night may have begun by taking Duke’s Zion Williamson first overall, but it didn’t end there.

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    Patrick Gorski - USA TODAY Sports
    June 20, 2019 - 5:22 pm

    The Pelicans have traded the fourth overall pick of tonight’s NBA Draft. That's according to a report by ESPN. That selection was part of the compensation they received for sending Anthony Davis...

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    Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
    June 17, 2019 - 9:09 pm

    The official details are in on Cameron Jordan's new contract with the Saints, a deal that will pay the Saints' sack leader $71.6 million over the next five seasons.

    The new contract locks...

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    Patrick Gorski - USA TODAY Sports
    May 30, 2019 - 5:54 pm

    You know that national media talking point about Zion Williamson heading back to Duke to avoid being taken by the Pelicans in the upcoming NBA Draft? The hot take heard ‘round the Crescent City...

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    Tommy Gilligan - USA TODAY Sports
    May 28, 2019 - 5:01 pm

    The Saints’ front office was active today, signing former Raven Javorius Allen to join the Black and Gold rushing committee. Allen has played four seasons in Baltimore, logging six starts in 59...

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    Patrick Gorski - USA TODAY Sports
    May 19, 2019 - 12:31 pm

    The Pelicans have a number of decisions to make this summer, ranging from easy (who to take with the #1 draft choice) to considerably more difficult (where to ship Anthony Davis when he officially...

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