About the Author
Author Dominic Massa, a native of the New Orleans area, is Executive Producer and Special Projects Director at WWL-TV Channel 4, the CBS television affiliate in New Orleans.
During his career at WWL-TV, which began with a college
internship, Massa has also served as producer of the
station's top-rated 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and weekend
newscasts, while also helping to produce coverage
of elections, Carnival, special events and breaking
news. He was part of the team that earned the George
Foster Peabody, Edward R. Murrow and duPont-Columbia
awards for continuing coverage of Hurricane Katrina
Massa began working at WWL-TV just after graduation from Jesuit High School in New Orleans, and shortly before beginning his studies in communications at Loyola University New Orleans, where he was honored as the top broadcast journalism student at graduation.
A past president of the Press Club of New Orleans,
Massa has also produced two documentaries on local
television history for the city's PBS affiliate, WYES-TV:
New Orleans TV: The Golden Age (regional Emmy award
nominee) and Stay Tuned: New Orleans' Classic TV Commercials
(winner of 1st place award for best documentary from
the Press Club of New Orleans). Massa also co-produced
Jefferson Parish Stories, a documentary highlighting
the history of the New Orleans suburb. Working with
producer/host Peggy Scott Laborde, he has also served
as contributing producer, associate producer or production
assistant on more than a dozen WYES-TV cultural history
documentaries since 1992, as well as writing and producing
feature stories for the weekly arts and entertainment
review program Steppin' Out and the station's annual
broadcast of the Rex ball and Meeting of the Courts
of Rex and Comus.
Massa was named one of New Orleans Magazine's People
to Watch in 2005 and honored as a "rising star"
by the Greater New Orleans Broadcasters Association
Hall of Fame. He has also been honored as one of Gambit
Weekly's "40 Under 40."