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NEW ORLEANS -- Eyewitness Sports Director Doug Mouton has been named the top sportscaster in the state by an association of journalists.

The National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association announced Thursday that Mouton has won the Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year award.

Mouton started here at Channel 4 as the Northshore Bureau Chief before taking over the Eyewitness Sports team in 2012.

'I just want to thank my wife for picking out my clothes every day,' Mouton joked on set during the evening news.

It is Mouton's first time winning Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year.

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