There are no individuals that work harder at their jobs than sports media journalists. Often accused of inciting controversy or hyping up players or situations, they are an often under-appreciated part of the way that we consume sports information.
We live in an age where fans want to know more and more about their favorite sport even when the players are off of the field. Sports journalists have answered the call day in and day out. It’s great to see one we all know finally receive some recognition.
NewOrleansSaints.com senior writer and New Orleans Pelicans’ Radio color analyst John DeShazier is set to receive the Bob Roesler Media award in early March at the Touchdown Club in New Orleans. You may have seen DeShazier while using your New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Android/Apple mobile app or when you visit the New Orleans Saints official website.
DeShazier is a native of Macon, Ga and has been in sports broadcasting for 20 years. Prior to working for the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, he was a general columnist and writer for the Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans from 1992-2012. He has been honored four times by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
DeShazier and other writers like him have played a pivotal role in helping sports fans keep up with their teams and even helped inspire the next generation to pursue sports writing and broadcasting as a career.