Joined WDSU prior to 1948
At WDSU Radio... continued with WDSU-TV...and for a few years,
some worked both Radio and TV facilities.
Andrus, Aaron (D) Engineer
Dickenson, John (D) Engineer
Green, Connie - Continuity (Retired)
800 Moss St. N.O. LA 70119
Hill, Roy – Announcer
Holzenthal, Paul - Eng. (Retired)
65 Gus Baldwin Rd. Pearl River, LA 70452
Kennedy, Evelyn - Continuity
Liuzza, Ray - Promotion (now Hotel Owner/Operator) N. O.
Otto, Lydia (D) – Accounting
Paul, Fred "Fritz" – Announcer..became owner of Gentilly Art Theater)
Riddle, Lindsey G. - Chief Eng. (Retired)
GNOBA Hall Of Fame
5646 Bellair Dr. N.O. LA. 70124
Rose Wetzel (D) – Continuity, Film Librarian
Yacich, Paul – Engineer, TV Producer/Director (Retired)
GNOBA Hall Of Fame
7364 Beryl St. N.O. LA 70124
Joined WDSU-TV in 1948
Anderson, Richard - Engineer
Bryant, Naomi (later Mrs. Mel Leavitt) - Talent N.O.
Hostess of "SEEING STARS" (Music and celebrity info)
Hostess of “PIE-FACE"...a celebrity identification contest.
Culbertson, Billy Joe - Eng. (Later moved to Galveston, TX)
DeGenova, Felix "Phil" (D) - Engineering Supervisor
Dodd, Carlos - Engineering Supervisor
Douglas, Lola – Traffic
Dowty, Byron - Announcer…First TV sportscaster in LA
Evans, Claude – Announcer “Our House” (w/Vera Massey)
Flowers, Tiger - Announcer, News and Sports
Kirk, Michael - Projectionist
Became owner Mardi Gras Doubloon Sales Company
Hirsch, Jack - Electrician (Retired)
Landry, Jim (D) – Announcer
Otto, J. Lowell - Asst. Ch. Engineer
Tong, Edward - Asst. Ch. Engineer
Woods, Harry – Announcer
Wolfe, Roger – Announcer
Host of Dixieland music program (WDSU Radio)
Host of Fairgrounds Thoroughbred Racing program
Joined WDSU-TV after 1948 and prior to 1972
Abbott, Bill - News (Now entertainment atty. in N.O.)
Agnelly, Floyd - News camera (Retired)
205 E. Prosper Chalmette, LA 70043
Allen, Earl (D) – Floor Director
Alexander, Jack - Announcer/Talent
Barnes, George – Announcer – became Heart Assn. PR manager
Bass, Emile – Building Maintenance
Bell, Damian - News Prod. Asst.
3716 Pauger St.
N.O. LA 70122
Bell, Norman - Music Dir. (before Pete Lauderman)
Note: Norman was first Afro-American to be
hired in upper level TV position in Louisiana
Bell, Rebecca - News Reporter (Later w/NBC News)
Bickle, Robert (D) - Operations Dir. (Retired)
935 Lancelot Dr. N.O. LA 70127
Birdlow, Ellen – Building Maintenance
Bonner, Mark W. - Floor Dir.
1435 Fern St. N.O. LA 70118
Bourgeois, Arnold - Eng.
32 Chatham Dr. N.O. LA 70122
Brooks, Maggie - Talent (Singer)
Hostess of "MAGGIE AND ME SNAKE" w/Frankie Ray (below)
Brown, Pat - News Reporter
773 Yale St. Metairie, LA 70002
Brun, Jeanne – Secretary
Budde, Joe - Cameraman (Retired)
Only male ever allowed to enter inner sanctum of a Carmelite
nunnery (on N. Rampart Street in New Orleans) with a camera.
One of few photographers to film from the cockpit of a "BLUE
ANGELS" jet as the famed area acrobatic team was performing.
Also climbed to the top of the 1100 foot Ch. 6 antenna tower
in Chalmette to film WDSU engineers working inside the tower.
3208 Cadiz St. N.O. LA 70125
Burch, Maurice "Buddy" - Radio salesman
Appeared in many skits on "MIDDAY" w/Reggie Hendry and Ellen Hardeman.
Bujol, Victor – Building Maintenance
8611 Oak St. N.O. LA 70118
Cain, Ollie – Announcer
Carney, Kirk - News- Reporter
5020 Sanford St. Metairie, LA
Cardriche, Lilly E.
Carr, Bob and Jan - Talent “Midday” and “Second Cup”
926 Esplanade Ave. N.O. LA
Carter, Joan – Reception and PBX
Charbonnet, Frank D. – TV Sales
7730 Waklmsley Ave. N.O. LA 70125
Charles, Brenda J. - Intern
2027 Royal St. N.O. LA 70116
Chase, Brandon - News Anchor (Later N.Y. Became feature movie producer.
Cohen, Stan - Promotion and Pgm. Planning
Clarke, Lorenzo G. Jr. - Public Affairs Dir.
6016 Providence Pl. N.O. LA 70126
Corporon, John - News Dir. (Later mgr. Wash. Post TV stations)
GNOBA Hall of Fame
671 Tenth St. Brooklyn, N. Y. 11215
Copponex, Rupert - Floor Dir.
Member of a singing roup composed of Kathy Copponex(wife),
Maggie Brooks and Steve Loyacano (Lord)...performing on
"Midday". Left to join WWL-TV later w/NFL Films,Florida.
Coullard, Gary - Eng (Later Ch. Eng. w/ WWL-TV)
Cuccia, George (D) - Camera (Retired)
73038 Military Rd. Covington, LA 70435
Darby, Bart - Announcer (Later freelance in N. Y.)(Retired)
De Louche, Ivy
Diliberto, Buddy - Sports Anchor (Later w/ WVUE-TV, freelance radio)
1517 Rita St. Metairie, LA 70001
Dolan, John (D) - Sales (Was w/WWL-TV, later returned to WWL-TV)
136 Magnolia Blvd. N.O. LA 70123
Domec, John – Engineer, later Producer/Director (Retired)
19660 Sunshine Ave. Covington, LA 70433
Donnaud, Sidney - Sales Promotion
Dorrity, Ed – Continuity
Drauch, Bill – Engineer (Retired)
1500 Homestead Ave. Metairie, LA 70005
Drauch, Nan – Reception and PBX. Later in California
Dupre', Art - Operations Dir. (Retired)
1313 Huron Ave. Metairie, LA 70005
Dupree, Sandra E. - Sales
6415 Derbyshire St. N.O. LA 70126
Durand, Eldon - Continuity
P.O.Box 160 Abita Springs, LA 70420
Edwards, A. "Hal"
Edwards, Richard - News Anchor
2441 Cumberland Court N.O. LA 70114
Falzerano, Chester - Promotion Mgr.
6802 Willow Lane N.O. LA 70127
Ferrette, Herbert U., Jr. - Props
8300 Palmetto St. N.O. LA 70118
Fletterich, Terry (Now Rowe) – TV Hostess “Midday”, “Mrs. Muffin”.
Later Golden Age reporter on ABC’s “Good Morning America”
P.O.Box 38 Star Route Hancock, ME 04640
Floyd, Elizabeth - Secretary (Engineering, Lindsay Riddle)
Fox, Greg - Sports Dir.
6005 Boutall St. Metairie, LA 70003
Gassen, Betty “Miss Boo” - Music Librarian
Gattis, Marvin - Film editor
Gautier, M. J. - News Camera (Retired)
1009 Highland Ave. Metairie, LA 70001
Gauthereau, Richard - Announcer
1325 Kabel Ave N.O. LA 70114
Gendron, Clem – Weatherman
Gerstner, Terry – Operations Dir., later Producer/Director (Retired)
1325 Melody Dr. Metairie, LA 70004
Hendry, Reggie – Floor Director
Made many appearances as talent on “Midday”
Herrara, Mike - (Later w/WVUE-TV)
2509 Giuffrias St. Metairie, LA 70001
Hills, Carolyn - Secretary
2361 Urquhart St. N.O. LA 70117
Hix, Tom (D)- PD (After Ray Rich – before Jerry Romig)
Howard, Bob - Announcer/Talent "OUR HOUSE" aka Bob Hamilton
Howard, Jay (D) Engineer
(One of the Royal Street Corp. financial experts)
Irvin, Shirley – Building Maintenance
Johns, Foster – Sales
Johnson, Larry – Announcer (Radio)
Jones, Robert - News Reporter
(Later worked for Mike Kettenring…see "Kettenring" below)
Kampen, Alvin - Engineer (Later retired from WVUE-TV)
Kavanaugh, Marcia - News Reporter
2311 Mexico St. N.O. LA 70122
Kelner, Leon - Musician
(Not full-time employee, appeared on a half-hour piano music show)
Kelso, Iris (D) - News Reporter/Anchor
(later retired from Times-Picayune)
5250 Camp St. N.O. LA 70115
Kerlin, Rebecca S. – Secretary
7444 St. Chas. Ave. N.O. LA 70118
Kemp, Jim - News Reporter (later w/WVUE-TV)
4916 Daneel St. N.O. LA 70115 also 6312 S. Claiborne Ave. N.O. LA 70118
Kennedy, Royal - News Reporter (later w/NBC N. Y.)
Kettenring, Mike - News Reporter
Later managed 3 TV stations. Became Catholic Priest (when wife died).
Note: Likes to recall that as a young man (before WDSU-TV employment)
he worked adjacent to Lee Harvey Oswald on a production line at the
Wm. B. Reilly Co. (Luzianne Coffee). Calls that his only claim to fame.
Keyser, Jim - News Reporter
Kirchberg, Irma – Secretary
Kirsch, Annamae T. - Accounting
2212 Pecan Dr. Chalmette, LA 70043
Klotz, Frank (D) - Photographer (Retired)
Korbel, John - News Reporter, Managing Editor
5401 Rhodes Ave. N.O. LA 70114
Kramer, Larry - Camera (Retired)
81140 Robinson Rd. Folsom, LA 70437
Labat, Rene – Cameraman
Lala, Mike - News Cameraman
GNOBA Hall Of Fame
Later owner OLD NEW ORLEANS COOKERY in Vieux Carre'
4690 Galahad Dr. N.O. LA 70127 Also 727 Conti St. N.O. LA 70130
Landry, Dave - Producer/Director
1121 Sena Dr. Metairie, LA
Larson, Margie - Secretary (Special Events – Mel Leavitt)
Later P.R. in Baton Rouge
Latimore, Bennetta M. - Accounting
3817 La.Ave.Pkwy N.O. LA
Laughlin, Wm. L. - Eng. (later w/WLAE-TV)
141 Jaguar DR. Arabi, LA 70032
Leavitt, Mel – Talent “Byline” and Special Events
Lena, Henry C. – Engineer (formerly w/WWL-TV)
3513 Marietta St. Chalmette, LA 70043
Lodato, Joe – Engineer
(later rtired from Navy civilian employment)
Lombard, Lionel - News Reporter
3427 Havana St. N.O. LA 70117
Lovorn, Dixon – Gen. Mgr (after A. Louis Read)
Loycano, Steve - aka Steve Lord - Floor Director
later writer in Hollywood ("JOHNNY RINGO" and "LORETTA YOUNG")
Lyons, Daniel J., Jr. – Sales
5159 Westwern St. N.O. LA 70122
Manint, Henry – Building Maintenance and props
4758 Overton Dr. N.O. LA 70122
One of the Royal Street Copr. financial experts
Matkin, Charlie - Announcer (radio)
Replaced John Gary as singer on "Midday"
Matthews, Marie – Reception and PBX (Retired)
GNOBA Hall of Fame
Started in building maintenance, became asst. to every
cooking show host. Later hosted her own cooking show.
2006 Foucher St. N.O. LA 70115
McGerry, Deborah - Newsroom Asst. (later in California)
254 Por La Mar Dr. Santa Barbara, CA
McMillan, John - News Reporter (Political)
Melancon, Kirk - News Reporter
Appeared on TV teen dance shows, became cub in WDSU Newsroom,
then Radio news director. Later became a political PR agent
7830 W. Laverne St. N.O. LA 70126
Also 5100 Elysian Fields Ave. N.O. LA 70122
Meric, Ann - Secretary/ Voiceover talent
3021 Rue Parc Fontaine Apt. 119 N.O, LA 70114
Metz, Thomas E. - Eng. (Retired)
19592 Sunshine Ave. Covington, LA 70433
Meyer, Judy - Secretary (Sports - Wayne Mack)
Michaels, Pat - News Anchor – First Esso Reporter on Ch.6
Became radio station owner in CA.
Midlo, Maury - Promotion Mgr.
Miller, Bruce - Sports Reporter (Radio and TV)
Mitchell, Joyce M. – Traffic
720 Whitney Ave. N.O. LA 70114
Mitchie, Jim - News Reporter
Mix, Madelyn – TV Sales (Later Mrs. Bonnot)
Became mgr. WNOL-TV, later mgr. WVUE-TV
3832 Lakeshore Dr. Mtairie, LA 7000
Monroe, Bill - News Dir. Became host of NBC "MEET THE PRESS"
GNOBA Hall Of Fame
Moore, Betty – Accounting
2108 27th St. Kenner, LA 70062
Morris, Dorothy L. – Secretary
1756 Newport St. Kenner, LA
Mogilles,Roxlyn - Newsroom Asst.
1013 N. Galvez St. N.O. LA 70119
Murphy, Bob – Announcer
Musseman, Glenn A. – Engineer
585 W. Lakeshore Dr. Carriere, Ms 39426
Nathan, Jeanne - News Reporter
2326 Esplanade Ave. N.O. LA 70116
Nelson, Ed - Floor Dir.
Later starred as Dr. Rossi in network "PEYTON PLACE"
series and also appeared in several feature movies.
Noel, Sid "Morgus" - Talent (What else can we say?)
Nora, Winthrop – Building Maintenance
2714 Clio St. N.O. LA 70113
Nunez, Richard – Carpenter
O'Brien, Tim - News Reporter (Later w/ABC News, N.Y.)
Olivia, Adelina - Secretary
3443 Esplanade Ave. Apt. 234 N.O. LA 70119
Orshefsky, Barbara S. - Promotion copywriter
3441 Esplanade Ave. Apt. 562 N.O. LA 70119
Page, Sam - Announcer/Talent
"CAP'N SAM", TV kiddie show host
Parham, John W. - Sales
4200 St. Chas. Ave N.O. LA 70115
Pate, Noah – Building Maintenance
7021 Pritchard Pl. N.O. LA 70125
Perrin, Robert - News Cameraman
Later freelance cameraman
5245 Colliseum St. N.O. LA 70115
Perry, Don (D) - Film Processor (Retired)
1432 Sixth St. N.O. LA 70115
Pinot, Theodore "Teddy" – Engineer
Planer, Ed - News Director
Became NBC "TODAY" news director, then head of
NBC News London bureau. Later w/ U. of Chicago.
1093 Linda Lane Glencoe, IL 60022
Podgurski, Mike - Photographer
6300 Cambridge St. N.O. LA 70114
Poplous, Sam – Building Maintenance
Price, Charles – Sales
Quatrevaux, Twinkie - Secretary (Engineering – Lindsay Riddle)
Rames, Stan - Graphic Arts
Later freelance artist in N.Y.
Ramsey, Doug - News Anchor (Later in L.A. then Tacoma, Washington))
Ray, Frankie – Talent
"MAGGIE AND ME SNAKE"
Later featured in network "COMBAT"
series w/ Vic Morrow and Shecky Green
Reither, Tina - Promotion Asst.
2262 Mexico St. N.O. LA 70122
Rizzuto, Mercurio J. "Buddy" (D) - Cameraman (Retired)
70435 Fuchsia St. Abita Springs, LA 70420
Roberts, Ep – Weatherman
Nash Roberts’ brother and owner EP ROBERTS INSTRUMENTS Co.
Roberts, Nash - Weatherman (Retired)
Started with WDSU-TV soon after sign-on. In
early 70s moved to WVUE-TV then to WWL-TV.
Who cares what the weather bureau says,
N. O. wants to know: "What does Nash say?"
406 Airline Park Blvd. Metairie, LA 70003
Robertson, Robbie - Floor Director
Vera Massey's husband…see “Massey” above
Romig, Jerry - PD and Prod. Mgr.
Later P. R. person w/ Charity Hospital)
5957 Marshal Foch St. N.O. LA 70124
Rottman, Bern - News Reporter
Rouselle, Bill - News Reporter
First Afro-American TV reporter in Louisiana
Later co-owner of Bright Moments Adv. Agency
Rowan, Ford - News Reporter (Now in N. Y.)
Ruiz, Rosemary - Secretary (News)
1451 Pressburg St. N.O. LA 70122
Samul, Joe - Camera (Later Director w/ESPN)
Schultis, Robert - TV Sales Mgr.
Later established ad-agency
Sciacca, Sandy M.
810 Ursuline St. N.O. LA
Scott, Ken – Announcer
Starred in "THREE FACES OF EVE.” Note: Seriously injured on set in
Japan…accidentally shot in face by Edmund O'Brian while filming another
movie. Gun "blanks" hit Ken. He recovered and continued acting career.
Seaver, Gordon – Engineer
Shaeffer,Bob - News Reporter
Shea, AL - Talent, "MIDDAY" producer
Featured as "Deputy Oops" on Ch.6 kiddie show
726 Orleans Ave. N.O. LA also 653 Morningside Dr. Gretna, LA 70053
Sherman, Marie – Reception and PBX
326 N. Olympia St. N.O. LA 70119
Schiff, Steve - News Anchor...aka Steve Summers
Slatter, Bill - News Anchor
Became a news reporter "talent scout" for NBC
Stanley, Bill (D) - Announcer (Retired)
320 Wentworth Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70508
Steele, Jim – Announcer
4829 Ithaca St. Metairie, LA 70002
Steigler, Irma – Secretary (Administration – A Louis Read)
1319 Broadway N.O. LA 70125
Steinbrenner, Walt - Graphic Arts
Stern, Edgar - Owner and builder of WDSU-TV (Retired)
Box 2687 Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Tankersley, Kenneth - Engineer (Retired)
725 Herald St. N.O. LA 70114
Thompson, Jo Durdin – Secretary
Tio, Maria M. - Intern
2815 London Ave. N.O. LA 70119
Tobin, Pat – Talent (Singer) and Women's Programming Dir.
Trellis, “Diddie” - Talent
This young performer was murdered in her home!
Van Dyke, Dick - Talent/ Announcer
We can only wonder whatever became of him!
c/o Wm. Morris Agency Suite 108
151 Cossino Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Vncent, Charlene - Secretary
6235 Gen. Diaz St. N.O. LA 70124
Voorhies, Dottie – Production Asst.
Asst.to Terry Fletterich (before Ellen Hardeman)
Wagner, Bob - News Reporter
Wrote and narrateted the Emmy winning "KKK"
Later moved to WALA-TV Mobile, AL
Wallen, Robin – Sales
3201 Rue Parc Fontaine Apt. 2704 N.O. LA 70144
Weiss, Hubie - Prod. Mgr.
Wells, Susie B. – Building Maintenance
7443 Prytania St. N.O. LA 70118
Wester, Al - Sports Dir./Anchor
104 Lark St. N.O. LA 70124
Wexo, Richard - Sales Mgr. (After Bob Schultis)
Weyse, Bill - Producer/Director
Wilmot, John – Announcer
7112 Coliseum St. N.O. LA 70118
Wilson, John – Announcer
4918 Michoud Blvd. N.O. LA 70129
Woolfolk, Julie - Graphic Arts
921 State St. N.O. LA 70118
Yaeger, K. James - Gen. Mgr.
Yuja, Emily - Traffic Mgr.
2503 New York St. N.O. LA 70122
Zeidner, Betty - Secretary (Engineering – Lindsay Riddle)
Zewe, Charles F. - News Anchor (Later w/ CNN)
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