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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

Recent Articles
  • Acadian Ambulance talks about Lafayette Grand 16 response

    METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) — Thursday night, Acadian Ambulance’s Clay Henry spoke with WGNO News about the response of the company’s EMTs at the Grand 16 theater in Lafayette. Henry was able to explain the differences in the injuries to the shooting victims who were taken to Lafayette area hospitals.  He says of the nine people transported, one died.  He also said that two people and the shooter died at the theater. To hear more of WGNO’s interview, click on the […]

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    Bullets fly on Basin Street

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — New Orleans police didn’t need a 911 call to know something was wrong Thursday afternoon on Basin Street. “We heard gunfire in the 200 block of Basin Street.  Myself and other officers went out to try to investigate the incident,” Lt. Keith Joseph told reporters from the NOPD’s First District Station. The district station is just a few blocks away from the scene on Basin Street where someone opened fire on a black, four-door car as […]

  • 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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    Family angry after judge’s sentence in motorcycle death of 3-year-old girl

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Nearly four years after the Fourth of July death of a little girl, a judge hands down his sentence in the case. “It was like the 4th of July 2011 all over again,” said Monica Jones, the grandmother of Asia Williams, referring to the pain and heartbreak of hearing the judge’s ruling Thursday morning. On the night of July 4th, 2011, Asia was hit and killed by a motorcycle while in front of her home with […]

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    State police: Crime down in French Quarter 40%

    Louisiana State Police say their work with the NOPD has reduced crime in and around the French Quarter by 40%.

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    ‘Black Lives Matter’ Confederate monument vandalized in City Park

    While people debate the future of New Orleans' Civil War monuments, one of the statues has been tagged by vandals.

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    Author makes argument for keeping New Orleans’ confederate statues

    Bernie Cyrus has a lot of irons in the fire, from music to politics. But Cyrus is getting a lot of attention lately for his new book. It's called Rethinkin' Lincoln.

  • Gov Jindal presidential announcement coming Wednesday, protest planned

    If Governor Jindal follows through and is successful on his political ambitions, the next oath he takes could be for president.

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    Benson says kids ‘turned against’ him as testimony ends in competency trial

    All testimony is over in the Tom Benson competency trial. Both sides left the courthouse Friday afternoon following closing arguments. A ruling is expected to come before next Friday, according to attorneys involved.

  • Tom Benson’s wife Gayle testifies, both speak with reporters

    The wife of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, Gayle Benson, spend Wednesday afternoon testifying in her husband's competency trial.

  • Incredible video: Boat captain uses his cell phone to record his own Coast Guard rescue

    Coast Guard crews based in Belle Chasse often provide dramatic video of their recues in the Gulf of Mexico. But their latest mission was recorded by one of the people who was saved.

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    Benson defense witness is closer to billionaire than his own flesh and blood

    After four days of watching witnesses testify in his interdiction trial, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson called his first defense witness Friday afternoon.