Curt Sprang
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Hello everyone, and thanks for checking out my bio page. I also hope you’ll join the WGNO News team tonight at 10:00!

I’ve been with WGNO since its first newscast as an ABC station in March of 1996. I arrived in New Orleans as a single guy who’d worked in Dallas (as a news intern), Sherman, and Waco, Texas, as well as Omaha, Nebraska, and Des Moines, Iowa. I met my wife in New Orleans, started a family here, and have made it my permanent home.

When I’m not crunching deadlines, anchoring newscasts, or posting stories to the web, I’m often chasing my son around the yard or doing something that embarrasses my teenaged daughter.

My wife and I are big animal lovers. We also like to travel and try to take regular vacations to Watercolor, Florida, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

I enjoy fishing, boating, playing basketball, skateboarding (even better with one of my dogs!), bicycling, and swimming. I also enjoy attempting new activities from time to time that make my wife wonder if I’ll break a bone. My passion for news is rivaled only by my passion for barbecuing and grilling in the backyard.

During my television news career, I’ve covered some of the biggest national and international stories including the Luby’s Cafeteria massacre, the Oklahoma City Bombing, Branch Davidian standoff, 9/11 attack in New York City and, of course, Hurricane Katrina.

I’m an Emmy Award-winning reporter who has been name the Louisiana Associated Press Reporter of the Year three times. I’ve also won the prestigious Jim Metcalf Award from the New Orleans Press Club. The recognition is nice, but the best part of my job is finding the stories that are most important to people in the New Orleans area and reporting them in a clear, conversational, and sometimes even entertaining fashion.

If you’ve got a good story to tell, I’d love to hear from you. Shoot me an email at curt@wgno.com.


Recent Articles
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  • More than four monuments to go? Some say yes!

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    Council gets answers about boil water advisory issues

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  • Acadian Ambulance talks about Lafayette Grand 16 response

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  • Security footage of shootout in the 200 block of Basin Street.

    Bullets fly on Basin Street

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  • Veteran replaces faded and torn flags for free!

    CHALMETTE, LA (WGNO) — Brannon LeBouef served more than a decade in the Marine Corps.  Now, he’s a security consultant and owns the St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center in Chalmette. LeBouef spends plenty of time on the road for business.  He says too often, he sees American flags that are faded and torn.  That’s when his patriotism goes to the next level. “How many people have given their life for that flag?  Just having it up means something,” he told […]

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    State police: Crime down in French Quarter 40%

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