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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    2006 game at Hoover, Alabama led John Curtis to seek chance to play at Zephyr Field

    In 2006, Joe McKnight led John Curtis to win a over top ranked Hoover, Alabama, on a baseball field. The game was played at the Hoover Met Stadium, a facility that also hosts the Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament. JT Curtis said he wanted to replicate that atmosphere. Friday night at Zephyr Field, John Curtis plays Brother Martin in the first football game in the 19 years of the facility. Here’s our report. Kickoff is at 7. Fireworks will follow the […]

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 18:  P.J. Williams #25 of the New Orleans Saints is tended to by medical staff after being injured in the first quarter during the first quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Season appears over for PJ Williams, Saint goes to injured reserve

    Saints cornerback PJ Williams, who suffered a concussion Sunday against the Giants, is likely out for the season. The Saints placed Williams on injured reserve. The transaction was listed on an NFL website. Williams was injured in Sunday’s loss at New York. His head appeared to collide with linebacker Craig Robertson’s knee as the pair made a tackle. Monday, head coach Sean Payton said Williams was headed home from New York, and that he was making progress. Williams, a third […]

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    Brother Martin preps for unbeaten Curtis, teams square off at Zephyr Field

    For the Brother Martin Crusaders, football life doesn’t get any easier. Eight days after a 55-46 loss to Karr, the Crusaders play John Curtis Friday Night in the first of an eight game Catholic League series at Zephyr Field. The game is the first ever football game to be played at the facility in Metairie. It opened in April of 1997. Curtis has reeled off wins over Landry Walker, West Monroe, and Parkview Baptist. Curtis is ranked 16th nationally. Brother […]

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    Zephyr Field ready for some Friday Night Football

    19 years and 5 months after it opened, Zephyr Field will host its first football game Friday. Brother Martin takes on John Curtis. Preps at Zephyr Field are almost complete. John Curtis head coach JT Curtis said he and his team look forward to playing the first football game at Zephyr Field. Curtis said it is the perfect venue, especially for the fans. Kickoff is 7 pm. Catholic League football at Zephyr Field is presented by WGNO. Friday’s game is […]

  • WINSTON-SALEM, NC - SEPTEMBER 01: Head coach Willie Fritz of the Tulane Green Wave reacts during their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field on September 1, 2016 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

    Tulane tries to jump start passing game against Cajuns

    Tulane head coach Willie Fritz says the inability to throw the football with success is a team problem, not an individual one. True freshman quarterback Jonathan Brantley made his first college start last Saturday night against Navy. Brantley completed 3 of 12 passes for 21 yards. He says he will be better against the Cajuns Saturday night. Here’s our report from Tuesday’s practice. Tulane is last, 128th,  in the Football Bowl Subdivision in passing yards. Tulane is averaging 55.7 yards […]

  • BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 17: Danny Etling #16 of the LSU Tigers celebrates a touchdown during the first half of a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

    Tough place for visiting Tigers: Etling leads LSU against Auburn

    Les Miles is 6-0 as LSU head coach vs Auburn in Baton Rouge. At Auburn, the results are far different. Miles is 2-3 at Auburn. His Tigers have scored 65 points in those 5 games. Quarterback Danny Etling says Jordan-Hare as earned its reputation as a tough place for visiting teams. “It is going to be a tough place to play,” said Etling. “It deserves the respect it has earned.” In his first start, Etling threw for 215 yards and […]

  • EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 18:  P.J. Williams #25 of the New Orleans Saints is tended to by medical staff after being injured in the first quarter during the first quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Payton says cornerback PJ Williams is heading back to New Orleans, progress ‘encouraging’

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Saints head coach Sean Payton said starting cornerback PJ Williams is heading back to New Orleans Monday after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s 16-13 loss to the New York Giants. Williams was carted off the field after getting a knee to the head by teammate Craig Robertson as the two combined on a tackle. Payton says the signs for Williams are encouraging. The Saints lost to the Giants, despite winning the turnover battle 3-0. The big […]

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    Tigers start fast, hold on to down Mississippi State

    Before a more than half empty stadium, LSU’s Arden Key finally put away Mississippi State with a sack of quarterback Damian Williams. “They (the fans) they thought this thing was over early,” said Miles. “Let’s get some food.” 20th ranked LSU scored 14 points in the first quarter, 23 in the first half, then hung to beat Mississippi State 23-20 Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. LSU moved to 2-1 on the season, 1-0 in SEC play. After missing last week’s […]

  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 20:  C.J. Spiller #28 of the New Orleans Saints runs for yards during the third quarter of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 20, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Payton says window for Spiller’s return “definitely not closed”

    The Saints have said goodbye to running back CJ Spiller, for now. Head coach Sean Payton said Wednesday morning that Spiller will have another opportunity, and wouldn’t rule out a return to the Saints. He was waived Tuesday. Payton said the club needed the roster spot after the injury to cornerback Delvin Breaux. Beaux will miss approximately six weeks after surgery to repair a fractured fibula. “His salary was guaranteed,” said Payton of Spiller. “There was more of about, is […]


    Curtis files for arbitration to reverse LHSAA ruling in Willie Allen case

    John Curtis Christian School is headed to overtime to try and block an LHSAA ruling in the case of former student/athlete WIllie Allen.


    Report: No evidence to prove John Curtis violations

    The lead investigator in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's case against John Curtis Christian school says there is no evidence to prove a violation of LHSAA rules by the school.

  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Delvin Breaux #40 of the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 20, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Payton: Breaux back in about 6 weeks, Harper says Saints need to close out games

    Cornerback Delvin Breaux had successful surgery to repair a fractured fibula and should return in about 6 weeks. So, says Saints head coach Sean Payton in a teleconference with reporters, Monday. “He will be able to make a full recovery and be back with us this season and play,” said Payton. Meantime, the Saints are 0-1 after losing to Oakland 35-34 Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Oakland scored 22 points in the fourth quarter, as the Saints squandered a 423 […]