David Blake

After stops in Mobile and Los Angeles, David returned to the Crescent City to join WWL 870 AM--"Voice of the Gulf South" as news anchor in September 1989. His work with WWL has earned him a host of honors from the Press Club of New Orleans, the Associated Press, as well as national and regional Edward R. Murrow awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. Over the course of his 33 years behind the microphone, David has covered everything from earthquakes to hurricanes, September 11, riots, raids, and corruption, and some of the most sensational "trials of the century" including those of Edwin Edwards, John Delorian, and of course, the greatest challenge of his career - Hurricane Katrina.

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    April 20, 2018 - 3:05 pm

    It's been eight years since the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon and the oil spill rocked the Gulf Coast.

    Billions of dollars have been paid out by BP, and yet the legal battles are far...

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    April 17, 2018 - 1:31 pm

    As New Orleans continues to celebrate its tricentennial, more top honors are coming in -- this time it's a ranking as the Best Place for a Big Trip in the entire world.   

    Thrillist Travel...

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    April 02, 2018 - 3:41 pm

    While thousands of  teachers are marching in Oklahoma and other states over a lack of funding, could we see the same kind of action in Louisiana?

    Several teacher unions say yes.   Debbie...

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    March 30, 2018 - 12:56 pm

    It all began in 1979, and it seems like the Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic has been a part of New Orleans life since anyone can remember. 

    Race Director Eric Stuart expects a huge crowd to...

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    March 27, 2018 - 1:13 pm

    A bill to raise the minimum wage will be up for a vote before the Louisiana Senate today. The legislation would boost the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour by 2020, and has the support of Governor...

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    March 26, 2018 - 1:42 pm

    Newly elected Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto is going full speed ahead after his victory.  It won't be long before he faces another election.   

    That election comes up in just 18 month...

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    March 23, 2018 - 2:00 pm

    After months of tough campaigning, it all comes to a head tomorrow in Jefferson Parish in that heated race for Sheriff.

    How close is it?  It may be a photo finish says WWL TV political...

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    March 22, 2018 - 5:11 pm

    People who have ideas for a business or a product have been huddling this week at the Contemporary Arts Center for Entrepreneurship week. New Orleans is being hailed as the number one place for...

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    March 21, 2018 - 2:29 pm

    Louisiana continues to struggle with the highest incarceration rate in the country and more measures are being considered to reduce jail populations.

    There's a measure to allow for convicted...

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