Sports writer Bradley Handwerger joined WWLTV’s web staff in July 2007, finally marrying his love of the city of New Orleans together with his career path.
Handwerger previously worked at The Decatur (Ala.) Daily from 2004-07 covering Auburn University sports. In that time, he covered a football program that went 33-5 and played in a Sugar Bowl, Capital One Bowl and Cotton Bowl and earned an Southeastern Conference championship in 2004 while going 13-0.
Also at the Decatur Daily, Handwerger was involved in coverage of an academic scandal in which a whistle-blowing professor said football players were receiving high grades for no class time.
Prior to his run at the Daily, Handwerger worked at the Mobile Press-Register, covering community, high school and general assignment sports for the paper’s then-Foley, Ala., bureau.
Handwerger says highlights of his career include covering the Saints’ 2009 season and Super Bowl run, LSU’s national championship game against Ohio State in January 2008, Auburn’s undefeated 204 season and the University of Georgia’s SEC title in 2002, the school’s first in 20 years.
Growing up in nearby Mobile, Ala., Handwerger spent at least one weekend a year with his family in New Orleans, beginning an interest in the city that wouldn’t be satiated until moving here. His love of the city only grew while attending the University of Georgia, where his close friends hailed from New Orleans and Mandeville.