Bill Capo, the "Action Reporter" who retired in February after 36 years at WWL-TV, will be honored in Baton Rouge tomorrow with a commendation in the state legislature "for outstanding service to people of Louisiana and beyond."
State Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, and State Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, are introducing the commendation
, which salutes Capo's 42 years in journalism, as well as his humanitarian work in the year after Hurricane Katrina and the federal flood.
A New Orleans native, Capo began his career as an intern at WDSU-TV and anchored a series on WYES-TV while in college. He worked for a year at WVUE-TV before joining WWL-TV in 1980.
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