Interview date: 7.14.16
Bill Capo is a reporter at WWL TV, Channel 4 in New Orleans; Capo’s career in local broadcasting has spanned more than 40 years. in July 2016, The Press Club of New Orleans honored the respected reporter with its Lifetime Achievement Award. In this podcast interview, Capo shares many of the memorable moments throughout his career, from flying a Blue Angel jet to being with Mayor Ray Nagin when the New Orleans mayor made the momentous decision to call for a mandatory evacuation of the city in preparation for Hurricane Katrina. However, many people know Bill Capo best in his longtime role as the “Action Reporter” on WWL TV. For many viewers, Capo seems to be able to work magic. He reports on a longstanding problem that has remained unresolved and in what seems like no time, the problem is gone and peoples’ lives are changed for the better, thanks to Capo’s spotlight.
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