Juan Kincaid to Join WVUE

By Kevin Eck 

The New Orleans Times-Picayune called it last week: Juan Kincaid is joining WVUE as sports director.

Kincaid left New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL last week. He takes the place of Fred Hickman, who left the New Orleans FOX affiliate last Thursday.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Juan join our award-winning sports team,” said Mikel Schaefer, WVUE’s news director, in the news release. “He’s a talented, hard-working journalist who has great storytelling skills. Whether it’s the Saints, Pelicans, LSU, Tulane or prep sports, Juan brings passion to covering all sports, and is very well respected by viewers and his peers.”

Kincaid must sit out a noncompete clause in his WWL contract, and will work behind the scenes at WVUE until making his July debut on WVUE’s newscasts.

“I had the pleasure of bringing Juan to the New Orleans market more than a dozen years ago, so I am thrilled to be working with him again,” said Sandy Breland, group vice president for the Alabama-based station group Raycom Media, which manages WVUE for Tom Benson‘s Louisiana Media Co., and former WWL news director. “He embraced New Orleans from day one and has a passion for this area that reflects our team at Fox 8.”