Fletcher Mackel Biography
Fletcher Mackel is an American journalist working for WDSU serving as a sports anchor. He has been working with the station since 2002.
Fletcher Mackel Career
Mackel works for WDSU where he serves as a sports anchor since 2002. While at the station he covered some of the biggest events in Louisiana sports history. Additionally, he has covered d three NCAA Final Four Championships (two in New Orleans and one featuring the LSU Tigers in Indianapolis). In addition to that, Fletcher was also on the field for LSU’s two BCS National Championships in football and for the Tigers’ College World Series Championship. He says he is most proud of the Saints on 6 shows produced by WDSU. Featuring former Saints Head Coach Jim Mora as a co-host the shows have won various local, regional, and national awards.
Moreover, Mackel was also part of the station’s Hurricane Katrina coverage in 2005. He rode out the storm at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Harvey and provided live, in-depth reports in the days and weeks following the storm. Additionally, Fletcher was part of the news team that hunkered down at WDSU for six weeks following the storm. Additionally, he was sleeping in a news edit bay in a sleeping bag. As an active sports blogger, he encourages everyone to check out his opinions on the Saints, Hornets, LSU, and Tulane at Offsides. Prior to joining WDSU, Fletcher worked for NBC affiliate KALB-TV in Alexandria, La., for four years.
Furthermore, he played baseball in high school at De La Salle. He was also the team captain of the Loyola University baseball team during his senior year. Furthermore, Mackel has won several awards including the 2006 and 2007 Press Club of New Orleans: Best Sportscast, and 2008 Louisiana Associated Press: Best Sportscast. Additionally, he also won the 2008 and 2009 Press Club of New Orleans: Best Sportscast. Moreover, Mackel is associated with Press NCAA Men’s College Basketball Voter. Additionally, he went to De La Salle high school where he completed his secondary studies. Later on, Fletcher enrolled at Loyola University.
Fletcher Mackel Age
Mackel likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.
Fletcher Mackel Height
Mackel stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Fletcher Mackel Family
Mackel was born and raised in New Orleans by his parents Judy Mackel and Frank Mackel, who was longtime New Orleans golf professional. He has been raised alongside his twin brother Travers Mackel a WDSU News anchor at 4 and 5 pm Monday through Friday. His brother also moderates the WDSU “hot seat” segment Sunday night at 10:30 Pm.
Fletcher Mackel Wife
Mackel is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone
Fletcher Mackel’s Net Worth
Mackel has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a sports anchor.
Fletcher Mackel Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Fletcher Mackel WDSU
Mackel is working at WDSU where he works alongside other famous anchors and reporters including;
- Elizabeth Kuebel
- Randi Rousseau
- Darryl Forges
- Morgan Lentes
- Chad Sabadie
- Sula Kim
- Travers Mackel
- Gina Swanson
- Sharief Ishaq
- Art Jarrett
- Devon Lucie
- Lee Southwick