Les East of CCS named top columnist of 2018 by Louisiana sportswriters

  • icon
  • icon
  • icon
  • icon

Les EastLes East of Crescent City Sports was named Columnist of the Year for 2018 at the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Convention on Sunday in Natchitoches.

East, who won a first-place award from the Press Club of New Orleans for Best Sports Feature for his CCS story on former Saints wide receiver Willie Snead IV last year, submitted a CCS Sports column of Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ candidacy for NFL MVP was part of the LSWA winning entry.

Among East’s many other awards was one for top sports columnist in the country from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2014 and one for Louisiana Sportswriter of the Year from the National Sports Media Association the same year.

  • < PREV Florida State outlasts LSU in extra innings to sweep Super Regional
  • NEXT > Pelicans hire former WNBA star Swin Cash for front office