Meet David Grubb

Born in Detroit and raised in New Orleans, David Grubb has nearly 20 years of experience in journalism, broadcasting, and communications. An alumnus of Edna Karr High School and Wake Forest University, David began his career in front of the camera at KLAX-TV in Alexandria, La., and WGGB-TV in Springfield, Mass. After a diversion into public relations and marketing, he rejoined the sports world in 2013 as a Sports Information Director for Southern University at New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, as well as being a regular contributor to Since that time he’s grown into a multimedia presence, covering LSU, high school football, and primarily the New Orleans Pelicans for The Bird Writes and Crescent City Sports.  

In August of 2019, David became the first African-American to host a daily sports show on a major affiliate in the city of New Orleans, when his show “Hard in the Paint with David Grubb,” debuted on WODT. In July of this year, HITP moved to a daily podcast. 
David’s work has been featured on, Fox Sports Radio, CBS Sports, and has been recognized multiple times for his coverage of the Pelicans. 



The News, My Views

“I am a professional sportswriter, among other things, and I take the games seriously. It is only one of my many powerful addictions, and I don’t mind admitting any of them.”

Hunter S. Thompson