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. From covering the COP 21 talks in Paris to reporting a series on coastal infrastructure in the Netherlands on a Pulitzer  Connected Coastlines grant, Tegan's reporting has focused on the human dimensions of climate change with an emphasis on solutions. 

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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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell warned residents Thursday that failing to follow the city’s rules could land them a $500 fine from the police department.

Hurricane Delta is strengthening as it moves across the Gulf of Mexico. It is moving northwest with maximum sustained winds near 115 mph, making it a category 3 hurricane.

Hurricane Delta has entered the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast Friday.
National Hurricane Center

Gov. Edwards has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Delta, which is moving through the Gulf of Mexico after slamming the Yucatan Peninsula.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell and administration officials address the media Tuesday afternoon as Hurricane Delta gathers strength in the Caribbean.
Travis Lux / WWNO

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she does not plan to order an evacuation for residents inside the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System ahead of Hurricane Delta given the current track and intensity of Hurricane Delta.

Aubri Juhasz / WWNO

The site of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans is on fire. The New Orleans Fire Department is on the scene.