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
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    Football legend Doug Flutie loses mother and father within one hour

    A heartbreaking Facebook announcement Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 18) from former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie. Flutie says his father died in the morning from a heart attack and within an hour, his mother did as well, also from a heart attack.

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    Gallery! Check out this year’s Louisiana Renaissance Festival

    HAMMOND, LA (WGNO) — This year’s Louisiana Renaissance Festival, or RenFest, is underway in Hammond. From jousting to turkey legs and candlestick making, the festival has something for everyone.  There are plenty of demonstrations to intrigue, treats to eat, and activities to wear out the kids. Check out our photo gallery. Also, you can find out more information by clicking here to visit the festival’s website.  

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    Forensics students get real life lesson at coroner’s office

    At Archbishop Hannan High School, the curiosity is leading many students to take the school's elective class on forensic investigations.

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    Arrests in burglary case may be linked to Joe Vitt confrontation

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    WOJ: Help catch car burglar before he strikes a third time!

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    Jefferson Davis’ great great grandson talks monuments

    Bertram Hayes-Davis is often asked about his great great grandfather, Jefferson Davis. He knows all too well about the controversy surrounding statues of the confederate leader.

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    See some of the coolest kids’ Halloween costumes ever at Boo Fest

    Last weekend's Boo Fest at Lakeview Regional Medical Center attracted thousands of grown-ups and kids.

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    Mandeville police make arrest in case featured on the Wheel of Justice

    MANDEVILLE, LA (WGNO) — Mandeville police say they made an arrest in a burglary investigation thanks to tips from the public.  They say 42-year-old Brandon Betz broke into the Discount Tobacco store and stole an undisclosed amount of cigarettes. The case was featured the night before on the Wheel of Justice on WGNO News at 10. According to police, after his arrest, Betz was linked to two other burglaries, both at the Mandeville Lion’s Club, over the past few weeks.

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    Thor honored at ‘Welcome Home’ party

    Saint Tammany deputies are planning a party for a K-9 deputy named Thor on Friday. Earlier in the week, Thor was stabbed by a burglary suspect. He is recovering from serious cuts to some of his muscles on the side of his neck at the top of one leg.

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    Why driving to Rise Haunted House in Tickfaw will have your adrenaline pumping the whole way home!

    They are the scariest family not named Adams! Actually, Davy Plaisance, Shontay Laiche, and the rest of their relatives are lovely people who also know how to throw one heck of a scary haunted house. It's called the Rise Haunted House, and it's in Tickfaw.

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    See the Gleason-Falcons fan Twitter exchange

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The Saints repeated history against the Falcons on Thursday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  And fan favorite Steve Gleason was quick to respond when the Saints blocked a punt for a touchdown, just as he helped do in 2006 when the team returned to the Superdome for the first time post-Katrina. Gleason tweeted about the block which was quickly followed by thousands of retweets and at least one mean-spirited response from a Falcons fan. But just […]