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WGNO Debuts Unconventional ‘News with a Twist’

“A show unlike any in the Crescent City,” LeBron “LBJ” Joseph said, in introducing the debut broadcast of WGNO‘s “News with a Twist.”

“We haven’t quite figured it out ourselves yet,” said LBJ’s co-host, Susan Roesgen. “It’s a little bit of this, a little bit of that; little bit of news, a little bit of commentary. Spicy, sassy, sweet–kind of like New Orleans is.”

The ABC-affiliate unveiled its new show on Monday with Joseph and Roesgen giving New Orleans a taste of what to expect every weekday at 6:00 p.m. While the setting and tenor are different than a conventional newscast, the pair still serve essentially as anchors, just with the studio desk swapped for an intensely decorated barroom.

What seems to set “News with a Twist” apart the most from other newscasts is that it compiles its news segments not necessarily according to what’s happening but according to what people are talking about. Read more

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Known for Her Controversial On-Air Comments, Susan Roesgen to Anchor WGNO’s ‘News with a Twist’

Susan Roesgen, who was let go by CNN following comments she made on-air while covering a Tea Party event in Chicago, has landed at New Orleans’ WGNO.

In April 2009, Roesgen, then a correspondent for CNN, described the Tea Party event as “anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox.”  The video bounced around the internet, drawing the ire of Shepard Smith, Bill O’Reilly, and others.

Now Roesgen is set to co-anchor a new 6 p.m. program that the ABC-affiliate is calling “News with a Twist.”  The unconventional show will feature Roesgen and  LeBron “LBJ” Joseph, the morning drive-time DJ at New Orleans’ KMEZ-FM, going over the day’s stories in a newly constructed set that evokes a barroom.

The type of on-air commentary that got Roesgen in trouble at CNN will seemingly be encouraged at WGNO, where news director Rick Erbach says the mantra of the new show is “It’s not a newscast.” Read more