LPJ welcomes award-winning writer Teddy Allen

The Lincoln Parish Journal in conjunction with Journal Services has hit a home run.

A proverbial walk off grand slam.

Starting this Wednesday, the LPJ will run a weekly column straight from the pen – and brain waves, yes we know that’s a little scary – of award-winning writer Teddy Allen.

Yeah, that guy!

“We are so excited to add another piece to the Lincoln Parish Journal puzzle with Teddy,” said LPJ publisher Judith Roberts. “He is our white whale. We knew as soon as we decided to take over the LPJ that we wanted Teddy to be a part of our team. He is widely read and beloved by his followers. Starting this Wednesday the Lincoln Parish Journal – along with the other Journal Services outlets – will be the exclusive provider of the weekly Teddy Allen column that so many of us in north Louisiana have grown up reading.”

Teddy covered local sports for Shreveport, Monroe and New Orleans dailies from 1984 until 1990, then wrote metro columns for Louisiana Gannett papers for 30 years. For his sports writing, he has multiple times won the Associated Press Sports Editors national feature writing award and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Story of the Year, Columnist of the Year, and Sportswriter of the Year awards.

For his metro columns, he has multiple times won both the Ernie Pyle Award as the top columnist in Mississippi and Louisiana and Columnist of the Year in the Louisiana Press Association.

Teddy’s work has been featured in the Poynter Institute’s annual “Best Newspaper Writing.” He is a 1982 and 1984 graduate of Louisiana Tech and currently works with the school’s University Communications team; you can find his work at LATech.edu and LATechSports.com.

He is also in his 11th season serving as the color analyst for Bulldog football games on the LA Tech Sports Network broadcasts … mainly because he has the perfect face for radio and despite the fact that he has the perfect voice for newspaper.

TA is married to Linnea Fayard Allen. He has a son, Casey, and a daughter, Emily, who is married to Braden Hilton. His dog – and writing partner – is a Maltese named Gracie Lou.


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