Ed Daniels
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Ed is married to Robin. They reside in Kenner. They have five wonderful children and a grandson on the way.

Ed has been sports director at WGNO TV since 1992. He was voted a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Press Club of New Orleans in 2014. Ed is a two-time Louisiana Sportscaster of the year, as awarded by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.

Ed is a member of the Archbishop Rummel Athletic Hall of Fame and the De La Salle Athletics Hall of Fame. He is a 1975 Rummel graduate and 1979 graduate of Loyola University. Ed is a voter for the Heisman Trophy and the Wooden Award.

Ed is the creator of Friday Night Football, one of the premier high school football shows in the nation. He and JT Curtis will mark 24 years as co-hosts in the 2015 season.

Ed also serves as co-host and producer of Friday Night Fastball, presented by Delgado Community College. He co-hosts the program with Delgado director of athletics and head baseball coach Joe Scheuermann.

He and Riverside basketball coach Timmy Byrd serves as co-tournament directors of the one of the best high school basketball tournaments in the country, the AllState Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic. Ed and Brother Martin baseball coach Mark Wisniewski serve as tournament directors for the WGNO baseball classic, an annual high school tournament featuring some of the best prep baseball teams in Louisiana.

Ed has 35 years of experience in Louisiana television, including the last 33 in his hometown.

When the Saints were born in 1967, Ed and his Dad were in the south end zone at Tulane stadium as John Gilliam returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams.

Louisiana has, and always will be, home.

Recent Articles
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    Bonura won’t coach Chalmette baseball in 2017, will remain at school

    Chalmette interim baseball coach Kenny Bonura will not take the job full time. Bonura informed the school that he plans to remain as a teacher, but will not coach baseball in any capacity in the 2016-2017 school year. Bonura was elevated from assistant to head coach when Lyall Barwick resigned mid-season. Bonura led the Owls to the playoffs and a first round win over Catholic league regular season champion John Curtis. “I think it is important for the new coach […]

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    Brian Stuard wins rain-soaked Zurich Classic

    First-time winner Brian Stuard took home the top prize in this year's Zurich Classic at the TPC in Avondale Monday, after a wet and rainy golf weekend. He received $1.26 million and earned a spot in the 2017 Masters.

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    Zurich golf suspended, but party continues at TPC of Louisiana

    The third round of the Zurich Classic at the TPC in Avondale was suspended at 10:08 Sunday morning. Play began at 7:30 am. Brian Stuard and Jhonattan Vegas  are tied for the lead at 13. Both played  5 holes of the third round. In the event of continuous heavy rain, PGA tour officials are mulling several contingencies. The Tour says that 41 of 82 players must finish the third round of play for the Zurich Classic to be  a 54 […]

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    Saints make 2 picks in second round, both Buckeyes — Deion Jones is now a Falcon

    The Saints traded their 3rd and 4th round selections to the Patriots for the 61st pick overall. New Orleans then selected Vonn Bell, a safety from Ohio State. 14 picks earlier, the Saints selected Ohio State wide receiver, Michael Thomas.

  • LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 28:  Sheldon Rankins #98 of the Louisville Cardinals tackles Mikel Horton #4 of the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    No black and gold surprise: Saints select Sheldon Rankins with 12th pick

    New Orleans selected Defensive end Sheldon Rankins from Louisville. He is 6-1 and 1/8th and weighs 299 pounds. Rankins had 13 quarterback sacks and 6 forced fumbles in 2015.

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    What if the Saints draft a QB in round 1? Drew Brees responds

    Are the Saints serious about drafting a quarterback in the first round? Speculation has been rampant that the Saints are strongly considering such a move.


    Ed-itorial: 5A New Orleans Catholic League should vote no to latest LHSAA proposal

    Editorial for Thursday April 14, 2016 It was an end run that would make Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry, proud. The School Relations Committee of the LHSAA proposed bringing classes 5A and 4A back together, And making 3A, 2A, and 1A part of the new rural/metro plan. Don’t ask me to explain that plan. In brief, it means if your school is in a metropolitan area, or close, you are metro. If not, you are rural. The Executive Committee […]


    LHSAA meets Thursday, hoping to “stave off government intervention”

    The threat of pending legislation in the Louisiana House of Representatives has at least some members of the LHSAA re-thinking its split playoffs. Mike Boyer, Principal of Teurlings Catholic and the chairman of the school relations committee said his committee has a real concern. “We want to stave off government intervention,” said Boyer. The LHSAA’s Executive Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday. Boyer said the school relations committee will have recommendations, but he wouldn’t say exactly what they would be. […]

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    Fritz says class of 2016 should be ready to contribute this fall

    Tulane head coach football coach Willie Fritz says he hasn’t had this few in numbers since he coached at Blinn Junior College. “The President told me I had 52 beds, so we had 52 players,” joked Fritz. But, the new Tulane coach, even lacking numbers, feels he and his team have accomplished much this spring. Here’s Fritz’s take on the final week of spring drills. The spring game, that will not feature live tackling is Saturday at Yulman Stadium.

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    Former teammate of Will Smith and his alleged assailant shocked by killing

    He played football with Will Smith and his accused killer. And, former West Jeff and LSU football star Marlon Favorite said he’s shocked by alleged murder of Smith by Cardell Hayes after a traffic accident Saturday night in the lower Garden District. Defensive tackle Marlon Favorite had the locker next to Smith’s in the Saints dressing room, and played on the Arena League’s New Orleans Voodoo with Hayes. He called Hayes a “Teddy Bear”, in an interview with WGNO Sports […]

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    Frederick hits, pitches Brother Martin to 2-1 over Jesuit

    Brother Martin starting pitcher Blair Frederick drove in the game-winning run in the 6th. He also struck out 11 as the Crusaders beat Jesuit 2-1 Tuesday night at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium. Here’s the highlights from WGNO Sports:

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    LHSAA asks for time out for House Bill 863

    The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has asked for time to "study the consequences" of pending legislation in the State House of Representatives.