Dominic Massa, WWL-TV

Dominic Massa


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Dominic:

World War II Museum lays off 82 employees days before reopening

Despite plans to reopen on Memorial Day next Monday, the expected loss of visitors in coming months → Read More

Little Richard’s road to music stardom began in New Orleans

At those J&M recording sessions, he was backed by legendary studio players like Earl Palmer, Red Tyler and Lee Allen. → Read More

Amid coronavirus challenges, local chefs, restaurants nominated for James Beard Awards

Monday's nominations are a bright spot for local restaurants who, like colleagues nationwide, are facing serious challenges from the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

Rex's Pro Bono Publico Foundation launches grant program for student laptops & technology

The Carnival krewe's charitable foundation has launched a fund with an initial $50,000 gift for laptops, tablets & internet for local students → Read More

Raoult Ratard, longtime state epidemiologist, dies

Ratard's career with Louisiana’s Office of Public Health spanned more than 26 years and put him on the front lines of many public health battles → Read More

Dooky Chase's goes curbside to keep Holy Thursday gumbo z'herbes tradition going

This is the first Holy Thursday since Chef Leah Chase's death and the restaurant can only offer take-out, but her beloved gumbo z'herbes tradition carries on → Read More

Danny Becnel Jr., high profile trial lawyer, dies at 75

Becnel played a role in dozens of multi-million dollar class action lawsuits over the years, including against the tobacco industry, oil and chemical companies. → Read More

Tom Dempsey, legendary New Orleans Saints placekicker, dies at 73

Dempsey's family said he died of complications from coronavirus while being treated for dementia and Alzheimer's disease at Lambeth House → Read More

Ellis Marsalis, jazz master and musical family patriarch, dies at 85

Marsalis had been hospitalized and tested for COVID-19, according to a family member → Read More

Report: Legendary Saints kicker Tom Dempsey tests positive for coronavirus

Tom Dempsey's daughter tells the former Saints kicker, a resident at Lambeth House, tested positive but symptoms are relatively mild → Read More

Bobby Hebert Sr., father of former Saints quarterback, dies after testing positive for coronavirus

Former Saints QB and WWL Radio host revealed his father was being treated for coronavirus in radio interview Friday → Read More

Ronald Lewis, preserver of New Orleans African-American culture has died

His cultural museum on Tupelo Street in the Lower Ninth Ward, the House of Dance and Feathers, was created in the early 2000s. → Read More

Jazz Fest officially postponed until Fall 2020

The event was originally scheduled for the weekends of April 23 through April 26 and April 30 through May 3 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. → Read More

St. Joseph altar traditions continue in different ways, with big changes

As local Italians celebrated their traditional pasta party, Archbishop Aymond urged caution to churches and groups planning St. Joseph altars next week → Read More

Ed Renwick, pollster, professor & former WWL-TV political analyst, dies at 81

Renwick led Loyola University's Institute of Politics for three decades and was a respected pollster for dozens of local political candidates during his career. → Read More

Vince Marinello, convicted murderer and former New Orleans sportscaster, dead at 82

Former broadcaster was convicted in 2008 for the high-profile murder of his estranged wife in an Old Metairie parking lot → Read More

Meet King and Queen Zulu: Brian Sims & Dr. Chanda Macias

King and queen are friends and colleagues who work in healthcare. King Brian Sims is also a 24-year member of Zulu who has served the club in a variety of roles. → Read More

Rex royalty revealed: Storey Charbonnet and Sarah Eleanor Lane are King and Queen of Carnival

Charbonnet is chairman of Rex's Pro Bono Publico Foundation, which has distributed millions to local schools. Lane is a UVA student and Newman graduate. → Read More

Muses celebrates 20th anniversary as a leading krewe in modern Carnival

The krewe, led by captain Staci Rosenberg, began in 2000 with some 600 members and is now at over 1,500. → Read More

Behind the scenes with the new float builders of Rex 2020

After more than 60 years with Blaine Kern and the company he founded, Kern Studios, Rex has hired a new float builder. → Read More