NOLA Stations Split Staffs Between Super Bowl, Election

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Times-Picayune

As the Who Dat Nation lives la vida loca in Miami, life goes on in New Orleans.

And by life I mean politics, which in the football offseason becomes the favorite local sport.


If any number of things had gone differently during the New Orleans Saints’ defeat of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game, the run-up to Saturday’s New Orleans elections would have been The Big Story on local TV newscasts this week.

Instead, local news-providing stations are committing vast resources in Miami to feed the insatiable desire for news of the Saints’ big Super Bowl adventure.

At the same time, they’ll be keeping an eye on the candidates and campaigns here at home. More…