Steve Maloney joined WGNO in 2016. He is in charge of the Digital Team, which is responsible for and all associated social media accounts. A New Orleans native, Steve started out at a local newspaper shortly after Hurricane Katrina and has had at least one foot in the local journalism world ever since. A New Orleans music fanatic, Steve has interviewed some of the biggest names in the local music scene and thoroughly enjoys live local music and festivals. Steve comes from a long line of journalists. His great-grandfather, Carlos Menéndez González, was the founder of the Associated Press of Mexico.

Recent Articles
  • Podcast: Remembering Dr. John

    NEW ORLEANS – From his instantly recognizable voice to his virtuosic musical ability, Dr. John was one of the best musicians to ever come out of New Orleans. When Malcolm John Rebennack passed away at the age of 77 on June 6, 2019, fans of New Orleans music mourned the loss of a true original. His unique talent propelled Dr. John to the heights of the music industry, into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and helped him land […]

  • Podcast: Jazz Fest 50: Giants of the Fest

    NEW ORLEANS – For the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, we’re profiling five Giants of the Fest who have played Jazz Fest every single year. Our very own LBJ sat down with the amazingly gifted Germaine Bazzle, the legendary piano man Ronnie Kole, bass master George French, the unstoppable drummer Johnny Vidacovich, and multi-instrumentalist Renaissance man James Rivers. Jazz Fest founding producer Quint Davis weighs in on each of these amazing musicians to illustrate just […]

  • Podcast: 50 Years of Jazz Fest

    NEW ORLEANS – We’re talking to George Wein, Quint Davis, and Irma Thomas about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates 50 years in 2019. From the earliest days of the fest, when George Wein ran into trouble getting the festival he wanted to create off the ground, to the story of a young Quint Davis talking his way into his dream job, we cover a lot of the first half-century of Jazz Fest. Irma Thomas, the Soul […]

  • Podcast: Mardi Gras Indian Eric Burt takes us behind the beads and feathers

    NEW ORLEANS – Mardi Gras Indian Eric Burt talks about the deep traditions and rich history of this uniquely New Orleans Carnival tradition. As a native of New Orleans, Burt is steeped in the city’s local customs. Every year, Burt and dozens of other Mardi Gras Indian tribes spend countless hours creating intricate and beautiful outfits decked out with thousands of tiny beads and plumes of brightly colored feathers. On Mardi Gras Morning, the Indians debut their creations and go […]

  • Mother, 88, reunited with daughter she was told died at birth 69 years ago

    Since she was just a little girl, Connie Moultroup has had the same Christmas wish every year: to meet her biological mother. This week — after 69 long years — she finally did, all thanks to a DNA ancestry kit. Genevieve Purinton, now 88, gave birth to Moultroup in 1949 at a hospital in Indiana. When she asked the staff if she could see her baby, they informed her the child had not survived. “Because she was an unwed mother, […]

  • Woman bites man on penis, spends night locked in his house fending him off

    Police say a 50-year-old woman spent the night fending off a man who attempted to stab her after she bit his penis while he was allegedly forcing her to have oral sex with him.

  • Sources say the New Orleans Baby Cakes are moving to Wichita

    The New Orleans Baby Cakes may not be in New Orleans for very much longer.

  • The New Orleans Katrina Memorial reveals its shape from above

    NEW ORLEANS –  It’s in most of the guidebooks, and tourists get dropped off by  the bus load, right in front of the gates.  But many locals have never been to this city’s official “Katrina Memorial.” Some say they don’t know where it is– others say they don’t know what’s there to see. First, the location. The Memorial is at the top of Canal Street, just before Metairie Road becomes City Park Avenue.  As you drive toward that intersection, the […]

  • Slidell police

    2 Slidell elementary school students arrested for child pornography after sending nude Snapchats

    Police have arrested a female elementary school student who took nude pictures of herself as well as her male classmate who sent the pictures to other students.

  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Cyndi Lauper grants 9-year-old cancer patient’s wish at Mardi Gras

    Nine-year-old Isabella Bertucci is a huge fan of Cyndi Lauper.

  • Fourth grade student asks for ‘happier life’ for Christmas

    City Council Member Jay Banks says he was dumbfounded when a fourth grade student asked for a “happier life” for Christmas.

  • Anonymous donor sending boy who wished for ‘happier life’ to Disney World for Christmas

    A fourth grade student’s wish for a “happier life” for Christmas led to a wave of incredible donations and a trip of a lifetime for his struggling family.

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