Ashley Dean

Digital News Editor

Ashley Dean is the digital news editor for New Orleans Public Radio.  Before coming to New Orleans, she was the editor of Denverite, a digital news startup now under the Colorado Public Radio umbrella. Prior to that she was a copy editor and features writer at the Denver Post, and before that, a music reporter for the Colorado Daily. She graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in journalism and from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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Photo by Zack Smith Photography, Courtesy of French Quarter Festivals, Inc.

French Quarter Festival won't be kept down in 2021 — or at least it's determined to rise back up.

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Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have begun to arrive at pharmacies across Louisiana, and as of Jan. 11, they're in or on their way to 209 pharmacies in all 64 parishes.

Ashley Dean / WWNO

There’s no overselling the value of a good local bar, restaurant or cafe — and that’s doubly true in New Orleans. Eating, drinking and being together are at the heart of our culture perhaps more than any other American city.

Ben Depp / For WWNO

New Orleanians can take public transit for free on Election Day, Nov. 3.


A few thousand more homes had their power restored Friday in Southeast Louisiana. But around 309,000 remain in the dark.