Fujita Added To WDSU “Saints On 6” Primetime Team

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Scott Fujita Added To Saints On 6 Primetime Team

Fox SportsNew Orleans, La., August 23, 2013 – Super Bowl champion Scott Fujita, who spent four of his 11 NFL seasons in New Orleans, joins WDSU’s “Saints on 6” primetime coverage team for the 2013 season.

Fujita will provide insight and analysis alongside WDSU sports anchors Fletcher Mackel and Sharief Ishaq, and former Saints Head Coach Jim Mora, who returns for his fourth NFL season at WDSU.

Fujita will appear periodically throughout the season in addition to his role with the team anchoring “Saints on 6” pregame coverage when the Black and Gold play in primetime. The schedule includes a Sept. 30 Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins; a Nov. 10 Sunday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys; and a Dec. 2 Monday Night Football game on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. All three primetime games will air on WDSU.

“We’re committed to bringing the best coverage to the biggest games every season, and Scott Fujita is a phenomenal addition to this effort,” said WDSU news director Jonathan Shelley.

WDSU’s relationship with Fujita dates to his playing days in New Orleans, when he hosted a weekly segment in WDSU newscasts. Fujita conducted interviews with various teammates for reports that were shot on location at restaurants across the city.

Though he spent his final football years in Cleveland, Fujita signed a one-day contract and retired as a Saint this past spring. He resides in Carmel, Cal., with his wife and three daughters, but makes frequent return trips to New Orleans. Fujita has remained active in charitable causes in the Crescent City, including wetlands protection, and is on the Board of Directors of “Team Gleason,” which seeks to improve the lives of patients living with ALS.

This month, Fujita began appearing as a football analyst for the Fox Sports 1 network and authoring columns at FoxSports.com.

In addition to airing three New Orleans Saints primetime games, WDSU is also the home of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the most watched show on television in the 2012-13 season.

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Contacts

For WDSU

Jonathan Shelley, News Director

(504) 679-0600

jshelley@hearst.com

Filed in: Press Room • Friday, August 23rd, 2013
 

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Scott Fujita

Scott Fujita was born in Ventura, California on April 28, 1979. He was a three-sport standout at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, CA before heading to the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with Honors in Political Science and earned a Masters degree in Education.

Fujita has played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns. Read more