Saints beat writer for The Times-Picayune • Previously covered the Chiefs • 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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@HerbieTeope — 9,067 followers, 21,204 tweets

Jun 23, 2017

#Saints T Terron Armstead underwent successful surgery Monday to repair torn labrum, expected to rehab primarily in New Orleans, per source.

Jun 23, 2017

@Amie_Just Just pointing out you list two #KState grads. It's a Wildcat thing. Kidding aside, you know I'm proud of you. The Force is strong in you.

Jun 22, 2017

Doing a mailbag for Saturday. Fire away with #Saints-related questions if you have any (will also consider GoT-themed questions).

Jun 22, 2017

Stunned Chiefs parted ways with John Dorsey. Highly likable, personable. Pulled me out of media tent on my last day on beat to wish me well. https://t.co/RdEbzvw7BH

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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.