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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    Happy birthday, you’re a suspect in a burglary investigation!

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) —  It’s a big birthday for 44-year-old Brandon James.  On the same day he might be blowing out his candles, police want to lock him up. The NOPD named James as a suspect in a burglary case that was featured yesterday, May 18th, on the Wheel of Justice.  The very next day, May 19, James was named a suspect in the case. Police also  list his birthday as 5/19/1972. Click here for more info on the investigation […]

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    Check out the evidence in a huge pre-dawn drug bust in Washington Parish

    BOGALUSA, LA (WGNO) — Check out the haul that Washington Parish deputies say they confiscated during a pre-dawn drug bust. Deputies say they arrested two men with lengthy criminal backgrounds early Wednesday morning.  The men are identified as 43-year-old Kerry Wayne Forrest and 35-year-old Kenneth Wayne Williams, both of Ann Street in Bogalusa.   Deputies say Forrest goes by the street name Pooky Wayne and Williams uses the name Koaltree. According to deputies, Forrest has more than two dozen previous […]

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    Mandeville elementary school wins Whole Foods garden grant

    MANDEVILLE, LA (WGNO) — So you Mandeville folks thought you were the big winners for the day when Whole Foods officially opened there.  Yeah, I did, too. But it turns out, we weren’t. The real winners for the day were the students at Marigny Elementary School in Mandeville.  They received a $2,000 grant from Whole Foods to expand their school garden. Whole Foods has provided the grants for more than 3,600 schools in the country. But the schools have to […]

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    Would you sign a petition to help JaMarcus Russell return to the NFL?

    Would you sign a petition to help former Oakland Raider and LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell make a return to professional football?  A Twitter campaign aims to build the hype and get the attention of teams.

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    Go inside the Canal Street sinkhole

    Here's a look at the work to repair the Canal Street sinkhole. The work area can be accessed through a stairwell leading underground through the parking garage at Harrah's Casino.

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    Saint Tammany K9 deputies get body armor

    COVINGTON (WGNO) — The Saint Tammany Sheriff’s office announced that eight K9 deputies are getting body armor thanks to a donation from the nonprofit group Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Here is a photo gallery of five of the eight deputies with their vests. The K9 deputies are named Cado, Sarge, Cenzo, Thor and Nero.  The sheriff’s office says the group paid for the vests thanks to a donation from an anonymous sponsor.  Each is embroidered with the words, “This […]

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    Live alligator removed from I-10

    Troopers were told that the gator was apparently trying to cross the interstate. They were worried it could cause an accident.

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    Incredible photos! Shelter dogs comfort one another during rain storm

    MARRERO, LA (WGNO– The recent rain storms put the brakes on the good times at the Jazz Fest as well as stopped play at the Zurich Classic. Bummer. But imagine you’re one of the animals at any of the area’s shelters. They have no home.  Many were surrendered by owners — for ridiculous reasons — and perhaps can remember the days when they had children in their lives or a comfortable couch for sleeping. That brings us to the Jefferson […]

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    Workers at giant Uptown sinkholeeeeee

    Right now workers with the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board are at the scene of a large sinkhole in the Uptown area.

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    PHOTOS: Massive sinkhole swallows Uptown street after heavy rains

    Workers with New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board are at the scene of a massive sinkhole in the Irish Channel.

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    Martha and Curt have a great idea for the Zephyrs’ new name! Ya Mamma An’em will agree

    METAIRIE, LA (WGNO) — The New Orleans Zephyrs are asking for the public’s help to pick a new name for the team.  They want it to really resonate with fans and with the culture of our area. When the then-Hornets began asking for ideas, names like Krewe, Mudbugs, and Gators were popular pitches.  So was Pelicans, which we all know is what team owner Tom Benson went with. The owner of the Zephyrs wants each person who submits a name […]

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    Baseball McBaseface? Zephyrs want new team name and are asking for the public’s help

    The New Orleans Zephyrs want a new name and they want the public to help pick one that perfectly embodies the city.