Ron Yager

General Manager – WLAE
COO – Willwoods Community

With over 30 years of experience in the broadcast and media industry, Ron’s career achievements span across the country. His projects have won numerous awards and have been seen on television networks both nationally and internationally. Ron recently served as Executive Producer & Director for the popular documentary film series, Glory Days: The Catholic League of New Orleans. He was also the Executive Producer for the concert documentary film, Fats Domino: Walkin’ Back to New Orleans aired nationally on PBS. Over the years Ron has directed many notable music projects including Live from the House of Blues on TBS, NSYNC Celebrity Pop concert video, Paul Simon and the Neville Brothers for Trio Digital Cable, Sting at Jazz Fest for VH1, the musical Evangeline for LPB and Avalon – Live at the Factory for PAX-TV.

Ron has also produced and directed numerous sporting events for Cox Sports Television and the magazine series Inside Saints for FOX. Ron has held senior management positions with House of Blues Entertainment in Los Angeles, Take One Productions and WDSU-TV (NBC) in New Orleans. In 1998, he joined WLAE-TV (PBS) and ascended to the position of Vice President and General Manager. In addition to his role with WLAE, he also serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Willwoods Community. Ron is a distinguished graduate of Loyola University and holds a B.A. in Communications. He and his wife Dione live in Mandeville and have two children, Amanda and Peter.