Doug Mouton brings his high level of local sports knowledge to the job of sports director at WWL-TV.

Mouton had served as the bureau chief for WWL-TV's Northshore Bureau since 2006 before being named to his new position in early 2012.

Doug is 20-year television veteran, who moved to the Northshore in 2002. He is the winner of an Emmy Award in 2004, and an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2005.

Mouton, a New Orleans native, is a graduate of Brother Martin High School and the University of New Orleans. He began his television career in sports, working as an intern under the legendary Buddy Diliberto.

"Doug's knowledge of sports, his contacts, and experience give our organization a great individual to lead our coverage in this area," said Bill Siegel, WWL-TV's executive news director.

"His work as our Northshore Bureau Chief speaks for itself," Siegel said. "In addition to being a wonderful storyteller and tireless reporter, his personality and work ethic have been tremendous assets to our newsroom."

His TV career began as an intern in the WDSU Sports Department under the legendary Buddy Diliberto. Later it included stops at KEVN-TV in Rapid City, South Dakota, KVHP-TV in Lake Charles, and WEAR-TV in Pensacola. Doug spent 11 years at ABC-26 in New Orleans, most recently as the Assistant News Director, until WWL-TV hired him to run the Northshore Bureau in October 2006.

A newsroom 'jack of all trades,' Doug has held full-time jobs as a Sports Anchor and Reporter, a News Anchor, Reporter, Producer and Manager. In 2005, he won the Master's Award from the New Orleans Broadcasting Hall of Fame. He's won 12 first place awards from the Press Club of New Orleans including Best Newscast, Best Sportscast, the 2005 Jim Metcalf Award for the year's Best Story, and in July of 2007, he won first place awards for Best Deadline News Story, and Best Deadline Sports Story.

Doug, his wife Jamie, and their children Quentin and Emily moved to the Northshore back in 2002.