Newell Normand

Mon-Fri 10am-1pm

The only way to change the world…is to change the conversation. And, WWL is doing just that. After a 40 year career in law enforcement; 37 with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office, Newell Normand traded his sheriff’s badge for the microphone and the opportunity to lead in a different way – as host of WWL weekdays 10am to 1pm. 

As sheriff of one of Louisiana’s largest parishes and some 1,500 officers, Newell Normand was a leader celebrated for his unwavering smarts and emotional intelligence …deeply rooted institutional knowledge of metro New Orleans, our state & region… and a wildly popular capacity to deliver the uncut truth. Yes, he’s a man of strong opinions! That combination made Newell Normand one of Louisiana’s most successful leaders – revered, respected, and immensely popular. (In three elections Newell Normand scored unreal support - 91% of the vote in 2007, 92% of the vote 2011 and 88% (2015). That’s because he produced results – when Newell left office the crime rate in Jefferson Parish was its lowest since 1974.) That combination will make Newell Normand, not only an opinion leader, but a change agent. His passion, insights and gravitas make “The Newell Normand Show” a magnet for business, community leaders, new listeners, fans and advocates of Newell Normand. 

Newell Normand’s commitment to community runs as deep as his commitment to law enforcement – having served on several boards including Volunteers of America, East Jefferson General Hospital, Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center, ForeKids Foundation, JPSA Fireman Flag Fund, Boy Scouts of America, etc…

And, Newell is a family man - husband to Shawn M. Bridgewater and proud father of John Taylor Normand and Sarah Elizabeth Normand.

Newell’s philosophy: “It’s real simple. Intellect drives excellence.” 

Newell’s mantra: WAKE UP, people!

    Blog Post
    March 29, 2018 - 7:52 am

    Over the weekend, Take 'Em Down Nola had a march calling for the removal of five more monuments in addition to the four Confederate monuments, that were already taken down. The statues they want...

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    March 07, 2018 - 5:54 am

    People continue to go to all extremes in order to make a point nowadays. They will use stunts to try to influence the midterm elections.  A political action committee, Mad Dog PAC, paid for a...

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    February 27, 2018 - 6:57 am

    Calls mounting for the resignation of Sheriff Scott Israel in light of the reports that three of his officers did not enter the high school when an active shooter was on a rampage.  One of those...

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    February 15, 2018 - 4:57 pm

    17 people were murdered in a school shooting in Florida on Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday,  Valentine's Day.  Another 15 people were injured. In the coming days and weeks, there will be conversations...

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    February 15, 2018 - 7:47 am

    There were three shootings in New Orleans on Mardi Gras, two of which were near parade routes.  Newell Normand discussed the shootings with NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and with Greg...

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    January 23, 2018 - 7:20 pm

    California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra promised to crack down on…businesses and employers, who share information about illegal immigrant employees with federal immigration officers.  Under a...

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    December 22, 2017 - 6:38 am

    NOPD Chief Michael Harrison stopped by the studio to chat. Check out some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES:

    • The NOPD recently had a round-up, picking up dozens of offenders, including some
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    December 13, 2017 - 4:09 pm

    Governor John Bel Edwards was nice enough to stop by our studio while he was in the neighborhood. Here are some of the highlights of our conversation.

    • Newell: I'm as optimistic as I can
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