CCS’ Trahan, East named state’s best in sports media
Trahan was named Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year and East was named co-Louisiana Sportswriter of the Year along with Jeff Duncan by the National Sports Media Association.
For Trahan, who serves as sports director for the four Cumulus Media radio stations in New Orleans in addition to his role as owner of Crescent City Sports, it is his first career honor from the NSMA. East, who writes for CCS and a number of other online outlets, was also named Sportswriter of the Year in 2013.
They join CCS regular contributor Ed Daniels, a two-time Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year, in claiming NSMA honors.
The other finalists for Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year were Daniels, WAFB-TV’s Jacques Doucet, WDSU-TV’s Fletcher Mackel and Doug Mouton of WWL-TV.
The other finalists for Louisiana Sportswriter of the Year were Duncan and Scooter Hobbs of the Lake Charles American-Press.
Trahan and East will be honored at the NSMA’s awards weekend June 27-29 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…