27 Jan WGNO’S “News with a Twist” Celebrates 5 Years on Air
New Orleans most creative and groundbreaking news program to celebrate with month-long events coverage
January 27, 2016 – WGNO, Tribune Broadcasting’s ABC Television Network affiliate for the greater New Orleans area, is pleased to announce News With A Twist, New Orleans’ most creative and groundbreaking news program celebrates its 5th birthday at the end of January. In conjunction with that event, it will feature an array of stories and coverage that spotlights the unique and unmatched culture of New Orleans. News with a Twist debuted on January 31, 2011 and since its launch has garnered national recognition with its one of a kind style and delivery.
In the coming weeks, WGNO’s News with a Twist will feature comprehensive local coverage of New Orleans’ most popular events and traditions:
News with a Twist will be the sole TV sponsor of Family Gras 2016, a family friendly Mardi Gras event complete with arts, parades and outdoor concerts. Set in Metairie, Louisiana, Family Gras is ideal to witness the pageantry of Mardi Gras and enjoy music from local and nationally recognized musical acts such as The Band Perry, Andy Grammer, Amanda Shaw, Dr. John, The Monkees and more.
Tuesday, February 2
WGNO will have a live broadcast (hosted by Susy Roesgen and Lebron “LBJ” Joseph) from the gigantic Krewe Of Tucks den as they prepare for their Saturday February 6th parade on the historic Uptown route in New Orleans.
Friday, February 5
Jerry Springer joins News With A Twist at 5p. Jerry, who will be in New Orleans for the Krewe of Endymion parade, will join Susy Roesgen and Lebron “LBJ” Joseph for the entire show. Endymion is one of only three “super-krewes,” world famous for not only its immense size but for the celebrities that ride with it.
Saturday, February 6
Susy, LBJ, Curt, Kenny Lopez, Martha Spencer and Wild Bill ride in the Krewe of Tucks parade, serving as Grand Marshalls for the historic ride. Tucks is best known for its irreverence and wacky sense of humor including the King’s Throne which happens to be a giant toilet.
5-days of comprehensive Mardi Gras coverage from the many locations that make Mardi Gras one of the most visited and attended Louisiana events on a yearly basis.
“News with a Twist is an awesome fan experience. It’s fun, lively, and unique. I’d like to thank all of our friends, fans, and viewers who watch Twist. You’ve got good taste! Don’t forget to watch tonight. We’ll have something that you will only get on News with a Twist and a little lagniappe as well.” Rick Erbach, News Director WGNO-TV (ABC).
WGNO, owned by Tribune Media, is the ABC Television Network affiliate for the greater New Orleans, Louisiana area, as well as parts of southern and coastal Mississippi. It is home to the popular and eccentric “News with a Twist” at 5 and 6PM, the Award Winning “God Bless Louisiana” campaign and all of your favorite ABC shows. WGNO, which launched as WWOM in 1967, becoming WGNO in 1969, currently airs 22 1Ž2 hours of locally produced news and informational programming every week (23 1Ž2 hours in the fall with Friday Night Football.) For more information, please visit http://wgno.com/
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Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in nearly 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of video, music and sports metadata, powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.