NEW ORLEANS — Lamar has spent more than 40 years in TV news, the vast majority at WWL.
He was hired as a desk assistant at WWL in 1983 while a student at Loyola University. With a desire to be a reporter, Lamar was hired for that job at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles in 1984. Among the stories he covered were Pope John Paul II’s visit to New Orleans, the inmate siege at Oakdale Prison and the trial of three Colombian nationals convicted of killing drug informer Barry Seal. He eventually worked his way up to weekend evening news anchor.
With a draw to get back to New Orleans and WWL, Lamar made the decision to move behind the scenes, taking a weekend assignment editor/producer position in 1991. That led to a full-time producer role, where he produced award-winning newscasts for such New Orleans broadcast legends as Angela Hill, Hoda Kotb, Dennis Woltering, Bill Elder and Eric Paulsen.
In 2004, Lamar was tapped as a newsroom manager for the newly created position of Morning News Executive Producer, leading an expanded Eyewitness Morning News. In 2005, he would lead a team of WWL anchors, reporters, photographers and producers in 24-hour Hurricane Katrina coverage from Baton Rouge.
In 2007, Lamar was promoted to Senior Executive Producer, a position he holds to this day. It involves quality control of the Noon, 5 and 6 pm newscasts, as well as playing a lead role in day-to-day news editorial decisions.
Lamar graduated from Loyola in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, specializing in Broadcast Journalism. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School in 1980.
Lamar is married to Stacie Farr Bourgeois, and is the proud father of two daughters, Elise and Madeline.
You can reach Lamar by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @lamarbourgeois.