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

‘We take a lot of pride in this football game’ - Orgeron says LSU ready to face Texas A&M

Saints defense uses disrespect as motivation to dominate opponents

LSU offense looks different with true freshman QB

’Our pass rush is better’ - Orgeron notes improvements on defense but points out one particular area that’s still a concern

Orgeron describes call from Pittman; explains where LSU secondary needs to improve

  LSU suffers embarrassing 48-11 loss to Auburn

  LSU makes final preps for Auburn

‘I would say there’s room for improvement’ - Saints enjoy OT win over Chargers but know there’s still lots to clean up

Saints look to be more disciplined moving forward

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

‘This is not fair:’ Denham Springs football player dies following collapse at practice

‘Thank you!’ LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase officially announces his decision to opt out of 2020 season

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

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

Pelicans expect slow process in selecting new head coach

  Saints safety Marcus Williams credits veteran Malcolm Jenkins with helping his game

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

Nicholls St. names former football player, coach Jonathan ‘JT’ Terrell as new athletic director

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

  LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr. talks about ups and downs

Chase, Marshall lead LSU’s talented group of pass catchers

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

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

Coach O previews LSU spring football

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