Greg LaRose

Greg LaRose

Greg LaRose has covered news for more than 30 years in Louisiana. Before coming to the Louisiana Illuminator, he was the chief investigative reporter for WDSU-TV in New Orleans. He previously led the government and politics team for The Times-Picayune |, and was editor in chief at New Orleans CityBusiness. Greg's other career stops include Tiger Rag, South Baton Rouge Journal, the Covington News Banner, Louisiana Radio Network and multiple radio stations.

Low-key Mike Johnson, now U.S. House speaker, known at home as affable, conservative stalwart

By: - October 26, 2023

This story originally appeared in the Louisiana Illuminator. Before his surprising elevation to the role, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson cut a conservative path as an unassuming Louisiana state lawmaker who authored proposals with a religious bent. Even though his political stances have been divisive, those who’ve worked alongside and opposed to him concur Johnson […]


Let’s see that same Hunter Biden fervor applied to everyone who shouldn’t have gun access

By: - September 19, 2023

This commentary originally appeared in the Louisiana Illuminator. There’s no question Hunter Biden is a troubled person. His problems were well documented before his indictment Thursday on a federal firearms charge. The president’s 53-year-old son has admitted to having a crack cocaine problem that he didn’t disclose when he purchased a handgun in October 2018, […]

My Pillow conspiracy theorist plans drone surveillance of Louisiana voting sites, report says

By: - August 18, 2023

A version of this story originally appeared in the Louisiana Illuminator. My Pillow pitchman Mike Lindell, a prolific purveyor of unfounded 2020 election fraud, revealed a new strategy Thursday to sniff out suspicious activity at polling precincts, the Daily Beast reports. It involves Louisiana, drones and potentially breaking the law. Lindell shared his plans with […]

Three-judge panel in U.S. appeals court hears arguments in abortion pill case

By: and - May 17, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel quizzed lawyers during oral arguments Wednesday over a Texas judge’s decision that could end access to the abortion pill nationwide. Observers see the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals as a legal way station for the case, in which anti-abortion groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, […]


Far right just wants a fight over COVID, not facts

By: - February 7, 2023

This commentary originally appeared in the Louisiana Illuminator.  Recent actions from the far right give proof that they have no interest in tackling the pressing concerns of our country — just the opposite in fact. What’s more important to them is earning meaningless merit badges from a dwindling flock of followers swayed more by unfounded […]


Trump’s nonsense wins yet another news cycle

By: - December 12, 2022

This commentary originally appeared in the Louisiana Illuminator. Former President Donald Trump has a true knack for keeping himself very relevant in the political news realm, despite mounting data and dialogue that indicate his chance of getting back to the White House is shrinking. Trump’s latest instance of headline-grabbing folderol involves his recent statement on […]