Robert O’Shields has been with WGNO-TV since 2007. He is a New Orleans Press Club winner in 2007 and AP award winner in 2005.
Robert is a graduate of Troy University in Troy, Ala. majored in Broadcast Journalism. After college, Robert became the Sports Reporter/Photographer for WAKA in Montgomery, Ala. from 2004-2007. Covering SEC football is no stranger to Robert. His beat at WAKA was covering Auburn and Alabama 365 days a year. He understands how important college football is to the south. He also understands the importance of high school sports in the City of New Orleans. A letterman in football for Hall of Fame coach Bill Bacon at Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Alabama Robert learned the game of football from coach Bacon and his staff. Robert currently helps is alum mater as a member of the Enterprise E Club, an organization that helps the football program.
When he is away from the camera, Robert enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Ashley. They enjoy catching a Pelicans game or two. Robert has been a New Orleans Pelicans season ticket holder since 2008. His favorite sport is baseball. His two favorite teams are the Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners. He also enjoys hockey where you can catch him singing The Fratellis’s “Chelsea Dagger” after the Chicago Blackhawks score a goal.
HAMMOND, La. – Three former members of the Southeastern Louisiana baseball program will begin the next steps in their respective careers after signing professional contracts recently. Infielder Cody Grosse, pitcher Bryce Tassin and pitcher Corey Gaconi have all reported to their respective rookie league assignments. Grosse, a 30th round pick by the Seattle Mariners in last month’s Major League Baseball Draft, will report to the AZL Mariners’ rookie league affiliate in Peoria, Arizona. Tassin, who was drafted in the 31st […]
NEW ORLEANS – The Loyola University New Orleans Athletic Department announced the hiring of Jeremy Kennedy as the new head coach of the baseball program on Monday. “We’re excited to welcome Coach Kennedy and his family to the Wolf Pack,” said Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Brett Simpson. “He is one of the most decorated young coaches in college baseball with his teams competing at the highest level of the NAIA. During the interview process, it was quite evident that he […]
HOUSTON, TX — The 20th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic has announced its tournament schedule for the 2020 event, which will feature all Big 12 and SEC matchups over the three-day weekend (Feb. 28-March 1). The participating programs in the 2020 field include SEC teams LSU, Arkansas, and Missouri, and Big 12 teams Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas. The 2020 field is one of the best in the 20-year history of the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic and […]
NEW ORLEANS – Tulane men’s tennis alum Dominik Koepfer won his first ATP Challenger Tour title at Ilkley on Sunday and secured an automatic bid to the main draw of the 2019 championships at Wimbledon. Koepfer collected six straight wins, including two over top-100 players in the world, including No. 97 Yannick Maden and No. 64 Ugo Humbert, en route to the crown. He defeated now No. 104 Dennis Novak in the championship match, as Koepfer improved his ATP world ranking to […]
Baton Rouge, La. – Mondo Duplantis became the first man in LSU track and field history to be named a finalist for The Bowerman the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Thursday. Duplantis is one of three finalists with Florida’s Grant Holloway and Texas Tech’s Divine Oduduru. Duplantis, who has since turned pro following his freshman season, made the most of his year in the Purple and Gold by winning the NCAA indoor pole vault title, […]
HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana placed 117 student-athletes on the Spring 2019 Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, which was released by the league office on Thursday. The 117 honor roll selections represented the highest single-semester total in school history. Southeastern has placed 100 or more student-athletes on the spring honor roll for each of the last four years. The conference’s 13 institutions totaled 1,414 honor roll members. To be eligible for the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll, student-athletes from the […]
BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior centerfielder Zach Watson was named Wednesday night as one of three outfielders on the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove team for NCAA Division I. Watson was voted to the team for the second straight year. Watson is the fourth LSU player to receive a Gold Glove award. Catcher Micah Gibbs was named to the 2009 Gold Glove team, and shortstop Alex Bregman and centerfielder Andrew Stevenson were 2015 Gold Glove honorees. Watson […]
Baton Rouge, La. – Sha’Carri Richardson of LSU track and field has been named as a finalist for The Bowerman the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Wednesday afternoon. The Bowerman is the most coveted award in collegiate track and field and Richardson is one of the three finalists that has a chance to win it on the women’s side. The winner of The Bowerman will be announced on December 19 at the annual USTFCCCA coaches convention […]
BATON ROUGE,La – With 200 days until the 2020 season, LSU Gymnastics, the three-time defending Southeastern Conference Champions, announced its schedule. The 2020 schedule features 10 teams that qualified for postseason competition and two of the eight teams that advanced to Fort Worth, Texas, for the NCAA Championships. The program will host six meets inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, the most exciting environment in college gymnastics. Arizona travels to Baton Rouge for the season opener on Jan. 3. The Tigers […]
Albuquerque,NM – Lewis Brinson hammered a pair of home runs for New Orleans but it was not enough as the Isotopes defeated New Orleans 7-6 to even the series at one. The ‘Cakes fall to 9-15 in games decided by one run. Brinson opened the scoring with a solo home run in the first inning. Albuquerque answered with two in the second sending seven hitters to the plate. The ‘Cakes returned with two runs in the third inning but the […]
BATON ROUGE, La. — Former LSU infielder Austin Nola collected his first Major League hit in Oakland on Sunday as he made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners. Nola started at first base for the Mariners and was 1-for-2 at the plate with a third-inning single and a run scored in Seattle’s 6-3 win over the Athletics. He earned his promotion to the Mariners’ MLB roster by recording a .327 batting average with seven home runs and 37 RBIs in […]
Albuquerquem,NM – Deven Marrero delivered his first multi home run game of the season and New Orleans defeated Albuquerque 4-1 in the series opener. Monte’ Harrison led off the game with a single and stole second base advancing to third on a throwing error. Lewis Brinson drove him home with a RBI single. The Isotopes answered with a run in the fourth inning on Pat Valaika RBI double. Wilkin Castillo led off the fifth inning with a double and scored […]