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 coaches believe pitcher Cole Henry can stay healthy entire season

LSU RB Chris Curry steps up big in starting role for injured Clyde Edwards-Helaire

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

  Saints prepare to host Panthers

  Orgeron gives final updates before LSU faces Mississippi State

Southern athletic director talks about possible Jags-Tigers football game

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

Southern Jags off and running on first day of practice

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

  LSU pitcher Zack Hess returns to bullpen

Derek Stingley Jr. receives ‘Mr. Football’ trophy

LSU gymnastics advances to NCAA Championships Finals

  LSU arrives in Washington, DC to face Michigan St. in Sweet 16

SU Lab stars, LSU commits receive All-American Bowl jerseys