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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    January 17, 2018 - 1:47 pm

    Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana due to the winter weather and dangerous conditions.

    ''This weather is pretty brutal,'' said Edwards.

    The...

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    January 16, 2018 - 1:25 pm

    The trial of 55-year-old Ronald Gasser is underway in Jefferson Parish today with jury selection.  Gasser is charged with second degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of former NFL player Joe...

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    January 15, 2018 - 1:19 pm

    The NFL Draft comes around April 26 and many believe the Saints had the best draft ever last year, still there are needs to keep building on young success. 

    We talked with WWL NFL analyst...

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    January 12, 2018 - 3:25 pm

    Seafood will be popular at Saints playoff parties this Sunday!  A quick check around the area finds the local market in good shape with crawfish available 
    at a number of locations. 

    At...

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    January 11, 2018 - 12:55 pm

    There's been another round of good economic news and this one hits close to home.   Walmart, the largest retailer in the country is giving employees one  bonuses and bumping starting wages from $9...

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    January 09, 2018 - 12:36 pm

    It happens every year just like clockwork: we are now in the season of divorce. Legal experts see it all the time, and say it's no different in New Orleans.

    In many cases, couples will try...

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    January 08, 2018 - 2:13 pm

    The Covington Police Department today released end-of-year crime statistics for 2017, showing a 22 percent reduction in overall crime.

    There was one murder and one rape reported for the...

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    January 05, 2018 - 12:36 pm

    Superintendent Michael Harrison, joined New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today to update the public on the results of major investments in public safety, and on the success of a strong crime-...

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    January 03, 2018 - 1:45 pm

    Dreams of instant riches are likely to abound tonight with a very large Powerball jackpot on the line. The estimated Powerball jackpot has climbed to $460 million, making it the nation's tenth-...

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