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Thanh Truong returns to WWL-TV as Anchor and Reporter

NEW ORLEANS, LA - WWL-TV announced today that Thanh Truong will return to the award-winning Channel 4 news team as anchor and reporter.  WWL-TV viewers will remember Thanh most for his exceptional reporting during the impact and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Channel 4 News Director Bill Siegel said, “Thanh is an excellent journalist and a gifted storyteller. He has a special connection with Southeast Louisiana and we are lucky to have him back at WWL-TV.”

For the last three years, Mr. Truong has worked as an NBC News Correspondent based in Atlanta, contributing to all NBC News properties, including “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams”, “Today”, and MSNBC.  Prior to that, Truong had been a general assignment reporter with KUSA in Denver since 2006.  There he reported on breaking news stories including the 2008 Democratic National Convention.   Thanh also worked as a reporter for WMAZ in Macon, Georgia and WWNY in Watertown, NY.

Truong was born in Can Tho in southern Vietnam and graduated from Syracuse University with a masters degree in broadcast journalism, and received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics and law from Binghamton University.  He will anchor Saturday Evening Newscasts and report on the latest news throughout our community.  His first day with the Eyewitness News Team is Wednesday, September 18th.     


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WWL-TV is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation’s largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites.  Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets.  Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets.  Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Josh Meza Promotions Manager WWL-TV at 504-529-6348.