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Jeff Funk is a 14X Emmy, Promax, Telly and Addy Award-Winning Creative Director & Digital Content Producer in New Orleans. He has spent an entire career in television & media which literally started a week after graduating from the University of Florida. Over that span, he has managed brand activations & teams that has generated revenue, bolstered viewer engagement, ratings as well as streamlined sales workflow processes for major media companies such as The CNN News Group, Hearst-Argyle TV & The Turner Entertainment Networks, a division of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. based in Atlanta.

In late 2011, Jeff became the Creative Director at WGNO-TV & NOLA 38, Tribune's duopoly in New Orleans. He leads the award winning team responsible for WGNO's hearfelt "God Bless Louisiana" campaign, a project that has garnered 6 Addy, Telly & Promax Awards on the local, regional and national level. It was also a 2012 National Addy finalist and the 2013 Prestige Award for the "Best TV Promotion Of The Year" by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. Day to day, he manages all on air promotions, social media & digital activation for both stations.

Passionate about personal & professional brands, he has spoken at conferences such Digital Atlanta, Type A, NicheMommy & Barkworld on the topic of video, social media & storytelling. On his spare time, he saddles up with his ruby Les Paul as a guitar player with the local band SolJet. He also tries to catch his breath as three boys with enough energy to power a small country keep him & his lovely wife quite busy.. Connect now @jeffrey_funk on Twitter and email at jfunk@wgno.com.


Recent Articles
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    What happens when one of New Orleans’ favorite bands stops by the Twist Stage at WGNO-TV?  You end up with funny outtakes long before their performance even begins.  Thanks for stopping by Chee Weez.  Check out http://cheeweez.com for upcoming shows and information.  May 4th Velvet Cactus in Lakeview.  BandOverBoard Cruise July 18th-21st with The Molly Ringwalds and Bag Of Donuts.

  • WGNO-TV Is Hiring For A Nightside Graphics Artist

    WGNO-TV Is Hiring For A Nightside Graphics Artist. Are you a gifted artist who wants to be part of a city unlike anything else in the country?  The Tribune Broadcasting TV station in New Orleans is looking for a night side Graphic Designer (1:30-10:30P) with cutting edge skills in graphic design. The Graphic Designer is responsible for developing, designing and producing high quality news graphics for WGNO-TV’s newscasts (News With A Twist, News At 10PM) as well as providing graphic support […]

  • How the Superdome Secures 72,000 Fans on Game Day

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  • Superdome Serves Up More than Just Football on Game Day

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  • New Orleans Saints versus The San Francisco 49ers The Rematch 11/25/12

    It certainly was a turbulent time, that being the four quarters I put myself through during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs last year.  Reason being, I’ve been a rabid 49ers fan my entire life and I also happen to love my New Orleans Saints.  Yes it happens, rare but it happens.  West coast born, I worshipped Candlestick, Ronnie Lott (before and after he lost his finger in a tackle), “the […]