About WLAE

Our Mission

WLAE is a trusted multi-media resource offering quality, values-based content and outreach increasing awareness of inspirational, cultural and educational services that positively impact the lives of the people of Southeast Louisiana.

Our History

WLAE was founded in 1982 when it was awarded a construction permit by the FCC to build an Educational Public Television station in the New Orleans community. The station began broadcasting on UHF Channel 32 in July 1984, and was licensed in 1985. The corporate entity, Educational Broadcast Foundation, was created to provide broader and more diverse educational programming for Southeast Louisiana, and to address significant educational, cultural, and community needs through high quality local, regional and national programming. WLAE broadcasts Instructional Television Programming and Children’s Educational Programming. WLAE is also actively involved in community and school outreach projects, and serves as a resource for educational teleconferences. WLAE-TV has produced a number of award-winning documentaries and also produces a number of weekly studio productions providing a forum for both national, state and local government as well as health care information.

Board Meetings

In compliance with Section 396(k) of the Communications Act, WLAE-TV’s meetings of its governing body, any committee of such governing body, or any advisory body are open to the public. The dates and times of these meetings are preceded by reasonable notice to the public. All persons permitted to attend any meeting of the board, or of any such committee or body, and no person is required, as a condition to attendance at any such meeting, to register such person’s name or to provide any other information.

The board meets at Noon on Tuesday, February 12th, 2014 and Tuesday, August 12th, 2014. A Community Advisory Board Meeting is scheduled at Noon on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014.

Meetings are held at WLAE-TV, 3330 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002.

View a list of our board members.

Produced by WLAE

Award-winning WLAE productions on air and more.

Internships at WLAE


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LAE Productions

New Orleans’ Premier Video Production Team.

Willwoods Community

The Willwoods Community was established in 1978 by a group of married couples desiring to support the Catholic Church and the community through prayer and service. Since then, Willwoods has grown to serve in five different areas, including Faith and Marriage, Eucharistic Adoration, Malta Senior Living, Affordable Housing and WLAE TV. Find out more »


Louisiana Public Broadcasting is a state network of six non-commercial television stations licensed to the Louisiana Educational Television Authority (LETA), established in 1971 by the Louisiana Legislature. Find out more »

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EEO Public File Reports


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WLAE Diversity Policy

WLAE is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Financial Records

Public Financial Records are available for review by contacting:

3330 N. Causeway Blvd.
Suite 345
Metairie, LA 70002
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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WLAE has been granted 501 (c) (3) status from the IRS. For a copy of this document please contact us.