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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    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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    Chuck Cook - USA TODAY Sports
    April 22, 2019 - 4:18 pm

    With the NFL Draft now just days away, Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis held his annual pre-draft press conference Monday. Loomis covered a wide range of topics regarding the Black and Gold....

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    John David Mercer - USA TODAY Sports
    April 03, 2019 - 6:37 pm

    One of LSU Basketball's breakout stars of their 2018-19 breakthrough season will try his hand in the pros. Freshman forward Naz Reid announced on his Instagram account Wednesday afternoon his...

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    Raj Mehta - USA TODAY Sports
    March 12, 2019 - 5:32 pm

    When all is said and done, 32 teams will earn automatic bids to the NCAA tournament as conference champions. Here's the squads who have reserved their spots so far and why they might deserve some...

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    Kyle Terada, Alonzo Adams - USA TODAY Sports
    February 24, 2019 - 3:58 pm

    What if I told you that adding the best player at his position is not always the most advantageous move for a basketball franchise starved for success?

    In the Pelicans’ case, bringing...

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    Kirby Lee - USA TODAY Sports
    February 11, 2019 - 1:09 pm

    Saints Coach Sean Payton has announced the hiring of Darren Rizzi as the team's new special teams coordinator.

    Rizzi brings 26 years of experience to the New Orleans staff. He's spent the...

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