Craig Loper

Craig Loper

WAFB Sports Reporter

Baton Rouge, La.

Craig Loper came to WAFB in September of 2016. Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, he graduated from the University of Oregon in June of 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. During his time in college, Craig interned at KOLD-TV in Tucson, Arizona as well as Fox Sports in Los Angeles learning what it’s like to work in a sports office, write stories, edit video and publish content.

After graduation, he worked for his hometown station in Eugene, KVAL, for almost two years covering Oregon and Oregon State athletics along with prep sports and local stories. His fondest memory of his time in Oregon is traveling with the Beaver football team to various Pac-12 stadiums covering games on Saturdays.

After his time at KVAL, he moved to Los Angeles where he turned his passion for health into a career, working as a personal trainer and health coach in the city that spawned the healthy, active lifestyle movement.

An itch to get back into the broadcast business in September of 2016 brought him to Baton Rouge. Since then, he has loved learning more about southern culture and sports.

In his position at WAFB, Craig primarily covers the Southern University football team, the LSU Gymnastics team and the LSU softball team along with prep athletics. His most memorable trips at WAFB have been working in Omaha for 13 days while covering the Tigers run to the College World Series Championship game and working in Oregon for 12 days for the Corvallis Regional and the final NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. Day to day, you can find him at the gym in the mornings and out at sporting events in the evenings. His favorite part of his job is working on a new story every day and telling the stories of people in the community.

His passions include exercise, food prepping, movies and enjoying time with friends while having a good meal out to eat.

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Recent Articles by Craig

LSU suffers embarrassing 48-11 loss to Auburn

Saints look to be more disciplined moving forward

Orgeron points out concerns as LSU heads into season-opener against Mississippi State

LSU safety JaCoby Stevens making adjustments in Bo Pelini’s scheme

Bengals head coach talks about Joe Burrow’s adjustment and adaptation abilities

Saints begin adjustment to practicing in pads

Saints look to be focused against Bucs without fans

REPORT: Former LSU safety Jamal Adams traded to Seahawks

SWAC postpones fall sports schedule until spring

Zachary WR Chris Hilton talks about why he committed to LSU

PFF ranks Saints roster at No. 2 for upcoming season

Replacing Burrow: Orgeron talks about talent in LSU QB room

Chris Curry looks to be serious contender for LSU starting running back position

NCAA lifts D-1 baseball roster cap, offers other forms of relief

LHSAA explains how schools will be monitored after extended school year period

Former LSU players explain what they can bring to an NFL team

LSU hands Liberty its first loss of the season as Tigers get ready for SEC play

Saints quickly return to work to prepare for third preseason game

Southern defense creates turnovers, puts pressure on QBs in second scrimmage

Southern works out in full pads for first time of fall camp

LSU offensive players talk about the excitement on that side of the ball

Southern shows improvement on second day with cleaner practice

Southern Jags off and running on first day of practice

Saints players talk about individual and collective focus early in training camp

LSU sophomore DB Kelvin Joseph officially enters transfer portal

REPORT: Former LSU basketball star Ben Simmons signs max contract extension with 76ers

Walker High basketball star Jalen Cook commits to LSU

LSU head coach Paul Mainieri reflects on the season

LSU-Ole Miss series puts Bianco father and son on opposite teams

LSU pitcher Zack Hess returns to bullpen