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Longtime WWL Sports Director Signs On with Crosstown Rival WVUE

Jim Henderson, the longtime radio voice of the New Orleans Saints who retired from his sports director post at WWL earler this year after 34 years with the CBS-affiliate, has signed on with Fox-affiliate WVUE as a football analyst.

Henderson signed off from WWL in January, planning to continue as the Saints play-by-play announcer on WWL-AM. Now, his semi-retirement will include regular appearances on WVUE during the NFL season.

“I’m excited about the new challenge,” Henderson said. “I leave a lot of good friends behind but I get reunited with a lot of good friends as well. There are an awful lot of people at Channel 8 that I know and have respected and known for a number of years.” Read more

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WWL Names Doug Mouton Sports Director, Adds Former NFL Player Darren Sharper as Analyst

WWL has named Doug Mouton sports director.  Mouton has worked as a reporter for the New Orleans CBS-affiliate since 2006, serving as the station’s Northshore Bureau Chief.

“Doug’s knowledge of sports, his contacts, and experience give our organization a great individual to lead our coverage in this area,” WWL news director Bill Siegel said, announcing the appointment.

Joining Mouton in the WWL sports department will be former Saints player Darren Sharper.  Sharper, who spent 15 years in the NFL and was a member of the Saints’ 2010 Super Bowl championship team, will provide weekly Saints analysis during the football season. Read more

Veteran Sportscaster Jim Henderson Bidding Farewell to WWL: ‘The Business Has Gotten Tougher’

When he announced his plans to retire as WWL sports director earlier this month, Jim Henderson said that he would retire following a Super Bowl appearance this year by his beloved Saints.

With the Saints out of Sunday’s Super Bowl game, Henderson is bidding farewell to WWL today.

Henderson, who has been with the CBS-affiliate since 1978, will work the station’s 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts this evening, before heading off into semi-retirement (he will continue working as the Saints play-by-play radio announcer).

WWL will honor Henderson tonight, taking a look back at his long tenure at the station. Read more

Jim Henderson Retiring as WWL Sports Director

Jim Henderson is retiring as sports director at WWL after a nearly 34-year career covering Louisiana sports.

“All good things must come to an end, and for me, that’s my career here at Channel 4,” Henderson wrote in an email to WWL staff this week. “If the Saints go to the Super Bowl, I will make that my last assignment here. Otherwise it’s time to turn the page on the next chapter of life.”

Henderson plans to retire from WWL in February.  He will continue as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Saints.

Henderson began his sportscasting career in Panama City, FL. After a stop in Atlanta, he joined the WWL in 1978. He has been the radio voice of the Saints since 1986. Read more