Tegan Wendland

Lead Coastal Reporter

Tegan came to WWNO in 2015 to report coastal news. In this role she has covered a wide range of issues and subjects related to coastal land loss, coastal restoration, and the culture and economy of Louisiana’s coastal zone. Tegan is a recipient of  Metcalf and CUNY Resilience reporting fellowships.  Her work has aired on national programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Science Friday, Marketplace, Here & Now, Planet Money and Reveal. She also served as interim News Director at WWNO from 2017-2019.

Tegan has a master’s degree in Life Sciences Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has previously worked for NPR stations in the Midwest and WRKF in Baton Rouge.

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Cheryl Gerber / Louisiana Bucket Brigade

Activists in St. James Parish have been fighting the development of a giant plastic manufacturing plant there for years. They have filed lawsuits, protested at the state capitol, and committed acts of civil disobedience. Now, two of them are facing felony charges and they say they’re being targeted for their activism.

Kern Studios

Blaine Kern Sr., known as “Mr. Mardi Gras,” has died at the age of 93.

NOAA

The big Saharan dust cloud headed for the southeastern United States seems a bit much in our current moment, but it's not that unusual.

Ben Depp / For WWNO

New Orleans now has a mask task force — a mask force, if you will.

Tegan Wendland / WWNO

The family and attorneys of Modesto Reyes want answers from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) after his death in May.

They held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce the results of an independent autopsy.

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