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Jacques Doucet

Reporter
Baton Rouge, La.
Jacques Doucet

Jacques Doucet reached the 20-year milestone for WAFB-TV sports in March of 2021, covering the most glorious two decades in Louisiana sports history here in Baton Rouge. Jacques has covered Super Bowls, College Football national championship games, NCAA Final Fours, College World Series, Joe Burrow's Heisman Trophy win in New York City and much, much more.

Jacques has also become an extremely strong force on social media, with nearly 43,000 Twitter followers as of May of 2021.

Along with his work at WAFB, Jacques founded a nonprofit 501-C charity called Red Rock & Blue. The organization holds a major charity fundraiser each summer to benefit Louisiana military, consisting of three major events - "The Celebrity/Sorta Celebrity Softball Game," "The Red, Rock and Blue Charity Concert" and "The Doucet/Begnaud Softball/Kick Ball Invitational."

RRB gives primarily to local military charity organizations to benefit those who serve and their families. Such organizations are The Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana, Wounded War Heroes and Support Our War Heroes. RRB has donated a total of $250,0000 to charity during the last five years alone (2016-2020).

Typically 80-100 teams participate in the RRB softball tournament each year, with multi-platinum bands like Sugar Ray, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Eve 6, LIT, Soul Asylum and Sponge playing concert events in years past.

For more information, please visit .redrockandblue.com.

Contact Jacques via email at jdoucet@wafb.com.

Education
  • UL-Lafayette
  • North Vermilion High School
  • Awards
  • 2020 Emmy Award Winner for "Eye on the Title" LSU Football live special
  • Named 2017 Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year by National Sports Media Association, finalist on several other occasions
  • Best Daily LSU Coverage by a Baton Rouge or New Orleans TV Station in 2019 and 2020 by Tiger Rag Magazine
  • 225's Best Sports Personality in 2014
  • Won or shared in winning 10 Louisiana AP awards in sports broadcasting
  • Named to the Baton Rouge Business Report's "Forty Under 40" list in 2015
  • Nominated for a local Emmy alongside videographer Robert Hollins for our "Knowing Mo" feature on former LSU athlete Mo Isom
  • Won "The Scoop" award for excellence in local social media
  • Biletnikoff Award voter
  • 2019 American Legion Good Citizen Award
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