Forget the tale of the tape stuff, I’m not an athlete. I never have been, nor will I ever be.
My name is Casey Gisclair. I’m a 27-year-old sportswriter from beautiful Southeastern Louisiana.
I’ve been involved in sports media since 2005 when I was a young puppy learning journalism at Louisiana State University. But the truth is that I’ve been around bats, balls, slam dunks and touchdowns for my whole life.
I grew up in beautiful Southeast Louisiana and have been an avid sports fan since I was 4 years old. My first memories in life are watching the great Dallas Cowboys football teams of the early 1990s – a team that I learned to love, and still call my own to this day (don’t judge me). Through that deep passion, my viewing interests expanded and I became absolutely enamored. At my kindergarten graduation, I wasn’t announced as a future fireman, doctor, lawyer or policemen like the rest of the kids. No, no, I was announced as Casey Gisclair, the future John Madden of the world. Even at age 5, my kindergarten teacher could already see that I was bitten by the bug. She was right. The bug still is in my system today.
After many years of hard work, I progressed through the educational system and graduated Louisiana State University in December 2009 with a four-year degree in Mass Communications and a minor in business administration.
From Baton Rouge, I was blessed to accept a position as the Sports Editor of the Tri-Parish Times in Houma, Louisiana. This took place in November 2009. No worries – the math is correct. I actually did work a full month as a full-time employee while still attending college 110 miles away. It wasn’t easy, nor fun, but when offered a job in this business, you have to be willing to bend a little to make ends meet so that everyone can be happy. Since being at the Tri-Parish Times, I have been blessed with a lot of success. In my four-and-a-half years with the paper, I have won 16 Louisiana Press Association First Place Awards for journalistic excellence. I’ve also taken home 11 Second Place Honors and have been the Sports Editor behind the Best Overall Sports Section in Louisiana for four-straight years among newspapers of similar circulation quantity.
My path to radio has actually been a long time coming. While at LSU, my co-host and I, Richard Fischer, hosted a weekly podcast called the Geaux Show where we detailed LSU athletics. The podcasts were awful. They took hours for us to record. But it was something we enjoyed doing when time allowed. Once in Houma, I was also a contributing talent for ESPN Radio Houma while it existed. I covered LSU football and prep athletics for the Football Friday show.
I joined ESPN Radio New Orleans as a co-host on Jan. 1, 2014. I was blessed to be one of the original members of the station. I bought into Mr. Jerry's idea and vision and believed that we could create an absolutely awesome mecca for sports talk radio that could rival any other station in the Southeast.
So with that said, check us out and see for yourself! I specialize in the NBA, NFL and College Football, but I like to boast that I am pretty well-versed in all areas.
You be the judge!