New Orleans’ WWL Hires Former Newspaper Reporter

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Times-Picayune

WWL-Channel 4 announced Tuesday (January 12) that former Times-Picayune reporter Michael Perlstein has been hired as managing editor of the station’s investigative unit.

Attorney and former TV reporter Marcy Planer-Murray, who contributed to WWL’s award-winning investigation of the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership program, will assist Perlstein as researcher for the unit, which will draw on the station’s full reporting, photography and production staff, said Chris Slaughter, news director.


“I think this is a little different move from the way it’s been done,” Slaughter said. “We think this is going to concentrate our resources and result in a better-quality product.”

Perlstein, who worked at the Times-Picayune for more than 20 years before departing in 2006 More…