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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.


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    Payton says Saints are looking forward to Superdome homecoming

    It was good to be back home practicing Monday. It will be better Friday night when the Saints host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first home preseason game of 2016. Saints head coach Sean Payton noted that several Saints will be playing their first game at the Superdome. The Saints are coming off a 16-9 loss at Houston Saturday night. The Saints committed three turnovers and were held to 260 yards of offense on 70 plays. Saints linebacker Nate Stupar […]

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    Payton calls out offense in loss to Texans

    Saints head coach Sean Payton got right to the point. “It is as bad as it has been in awhile,” said Payton of his offense. The Saints were held to 276 yards of total offense and three field goals in a 16-9 loss to the Texans Saturday night in Houston. New Orleans turned the ball over three more times, making it a total of 7 in a pair of preseason losses. The Saints had 82 rushing yards on 26 carries. […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 15: Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Chicago Bears tries to make a catch as he's defended by Keenan Lewis #28 of the New Orleans Saints  during the fourth quarter on December 15, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The New Orleans Saints defeated the Chicago Bears 31-15.   (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

    Saints suprising cut: Keenan Lewis

    The pride of the West Bank will no longer be playing his football on Poydras Street. The Saints cut cornerback Keenan Lewis Friday. ESPN first reported the news. ESPN quoted Lewis as saying he didn’t get along with defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. Lewis, who played his high school football at O. Perry Walker, had hip surgery after last season. He played only six games in 2015. Lewis was activated from the physically unable to perform list early in training camp. […]

  • NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 27:  Athletic Director Rick Dickson speaks with reporters after Tulane accepted an invitation to the Big East Conference during a press conference at Tulane University on November 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

    Editorial: Tulane’s Dickson deserves more

    The news release from Tulane University raised some eyebrows.

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    Legendary sportswriter Peter Finney passes at age 88

    Times-Picayune sportswriter Peter Finney, who reported sports in his hometown for 68 years, died Saturday morning at his New Orleans home. Mr Finney lived 88 years. He was 17 times named Louisiana Sportswriter of the year. He earned a lifetime achievement award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, and the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. Mr Finney is survived by his 6 children, […]

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    Ed-itorial: analysis of Patriots 34, Saints 22

    There were few surprises in the Saints 34-22 loss to the Patriots. A lot of what we saw in training camp in West Virginia we saw on Thursday night in Foxboro. Second round pick, wide receiver Michael Thomas, was stellar. He had 4 catches for 67 yards including two grabs on deep balls. Thomas is a big target, and for Drew Brees he will be a big asset, especially in the red zone. Running back Daniel Lasco, a 7th round […]

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    4 turnovers sink Saints, Pats hand New Orleans 5th straight preseason loss

    Saints head coach Sean Payton said he would place a bigger emphasis on winning in the preseason. That didn’t happen in the opener Thursday night at New England. The Patriots capitalized on four turnovers to beat the Saints 34-22 in Foxboro. The Saints had two early turnovers, a Mark Ingram fumble and a 43 interception return of a Garrett Grayson pass by Jamie Collins for a touchdown. Ingram scored on a pair of 2 yard runs to give the Saints […]

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    Fritz says Tulane could play 2 quarterbacks in opener at Wake Forest

    New Tulane football coach WIllie Fritz has not ruled out playing two quarterbacks in the Green Wave’s September 1st opener at Wake Forest. The Wave has three quarterbacks competing for the job. None have thrown a pass in a college football game. They are redshirt sophomore Glen Cuiellette of Mandeville, and a pair of true freshman Johnathan Brantley and Darius Bradwell. Bradwell enrolled in the spring. Fritz made the remarks at Tulane football media Wednesday at Yulman Stadium. Here’s our […]

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    Lasco takes, gives hit at Saints practice

    Saints running back Daniel Lasco, a 7th round pick from Cal, is making  noise at Saints camp. Lasco was leveled by safety Vonn Bell Thursday, and minutes later returned the favor. Here’s both hits courtesy of WGNO Sports’ Robert O’Shields. Lasco expects to be a big contributor on the Saints special teams. But, he feels that he is quite capable as a runner. ” I am a power back almost 215, I can run in open field when I need […]

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    Payton lauds organized Allen

    It is one of the feel good stories of Saints training camp. Saints head coach Sean Payton likes the work being done by defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. Allen took over the Saints defense after coordinator Rob Ryan was fired after 10 games last season. All Allen has to do is resurrect a defense that allowed the most points in the NFL in 2015. Here’s what Payton said about Allen, who is on his second tour on the Saints coaching staff. […]

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    Harper out to prove that he can still play at high level, Saints see it Monday

    When the Saints re-signed safety Roman Harper, a starter on their 2009 Super Bowl champions, they knew he would provide veteran leadership. And, it is clear that Harper can still play at a high level. Harper had 2 sterling plays in Monday’s practice, including a forced fumble on Saints running back Mark Ingram. Here’s the hilites: Head coach Sean Payton said it was important that Harper, in his 11th season, make plays like the ones he made in Monday’s practice. […]

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    Saints camp then, and now: a veteran says there is no comparision

    Ten years ago, the NFL world of training camp was far different. And, no one appreciates that more than Saints veteran safety Roman Harper, who re-joined the club for the 2016 season. Here’s what Harper says about Sean Payton’s 10th training camp, and his first at Millsaps College, in Jackson, Mississippi.