WVUE Hires Veteran New Orleans Reporter For Features

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Times-Picayune

WVUE-Channel 8 has hired former longtime WWL-Channel 4 reporter Dave McNamara to report on-the-road feature stories about “what makes Louisiana so special and unique,” he said Tuesday.

McNamara departed WWL for Phoenix in 2006 when his wife, Sandy Breland, then WWL’s news director, took a TV station management job in Phoenix.


They’ve since returned to Louisiana. Breland is general manager of WAFB in Baton Rouge.

McNamara has been working on his own video-production company, Bayou Digital Media, and recently produced a series of “Green 4 Louisiana” environmental documentaries for WWL (which recently garnered a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award nomination).

McNamara will continue to reside in Baton Rouge with his family while creating sometimes entirely on his own, including writing, shooting and editing — pieces that will air under the slogan “The Heart of Louisiana.” More…