Saints beat writer for The Times-Picayune • Kansas State alumnus • U.S. Army veteran

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Biography

Herbie Teope is a New Orleans Saints beat writer for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

He is a converged sports writer capable of functioning on the major platforms of today’s digital-first, 24/7 media environment: Print/Web, TV and radio.

A member of the Pro Football Writers of America since 2004,...

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Sep 26, 2017

As an Army veteran, I’m often asked how I feel about the NFL protests. I remained quiet for most part, until now:  http://s.nola.com/C5YnXbl 

Sep 25, 2017

At the Charlotte airport and saw the front page of The Charlotte Observer. https://t.co/6lzmrFHjDD

Sep 24, 2017

All in all, a good showing on the field to ensure the trip to London kicks off on a positive note. With that, good night from Charlotte.

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How is social media changing news?

Leads are sometimes found on social media, such as an innocent tweet from a player indicating he could sign with another team. Still, there are drawbacks to the way news is broken. There’s often a mad rush to be first at the expense of being right. Additionally, there’s been a recent rash of improper attribution. The SPJ Code of Ethics should be updated to incorporate today’s tech-savvy world.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington) from "The Pelican Brief."

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

I had the privilege of sitting down with Case Bonebrake, a 91-year-old WWII B-24 bomber pilot with more than 20 combat missions, for almost an entire month before writing a feature story on him. Hearing his story made me truly appreciate “The Greatest Generation.”

Awards

Regional Emmy® award

2009 - Interview and Discussion

Kansas City Press Club

2016 - Investigative Journalism
December 2015 story on (retired) Marine Maj. Fred Galvin, who has fought to clear his name after accusations of civilian slaughter in Afghanistan.