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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@HerbieTeope — 10,434 followers, 24,317 tweets

RT @jkatzenstein: Saints signed 10 reserve/future deals today: Adam Bighill, Travin Dural, Alex Ellis, De'Vante Harris, Gabe Ikard, A… https://t.co/kB9ZAFcdy8
For Saints fans now shifting attention to the Pelicans, give my dude @WillGuillory a follow. Will took over the Pelicans beat for the T-P last summer and is doing a really nice job.
Saints signed rookie WR Travin Dural to a reserve/future deal, per source. The LSU product spent the past season on the Saints practice squad.
That is correct. Saints led with four rookies on the PFWA's All-Rookie Team. Four other teams placed two.  https://twitter.com/azizk47/status/953328877136310272 
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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.