Evan Woodbery

Saints beat writer

New Orleans

Evan Woodbery

As New Orleans Saints beat writer for | The Times-Picayune, I'm responsible for comprehensive beat coverage in a 24-7, digitally oriented environment.


After rallying twice to get 1st win, New Orleans Saints see more growth ahead

When Zach Hocker booted a 30-yard field goal off the left uprights, the stunned murmurs that echoed through the Mercedes-Benz Superdome suggested that fans were too shocked to even be angry. On the sidelines, however, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees saw an opportunity. "We've got to rally the troops again."
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Vols sub-merged at Florida in Nathan Peterman's first start » GoVolsXtra

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tennessee’s early season quarterback switch backfired dramatically on Saturday as redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman endured a nightmarish debut start that only magnified the problems on the Vols’ sluggish offense.
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Evan Woodbery

I'm an experienced reporter who has spent 12 years on competitive, high-profile sports beat.

I'm comfortable with digital-first journalism, including writing for the Web, engaging readers on social media and producing video.

I have previously worked for the Knoxville News Sentinel (Birmingham News, Press-Register, Huntsville Times), The State newspaper (Columbia, S.C.) and the Anniston (Ala.) Star.



  • Sports writing
  • News writing
  • Breaking news
  • Feature writing
  • Blogging
  • SEO
  • Videography
  • Web content management
  • Social media
  • Video editing
  • Investigative reporting
  • Reader engagement
  • Data journalism