Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades.
Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com.
Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Sports Media Association, National Football Foundation, College Hall of Fame, Professional Bowlers Tour) and many state and local awards for his work in the field, Ken currently serves as Sports Director for Cumulus New Orleans and hosts award-winning shows, including Ken Trahan’s Original Prep Football Report and The Three Tailgaters Show with Ed Daniels on 106.1 FM NASH ICON.
In 1988, Ken was chosen by the Professional Bowlers Association to receive its annual radio broadcasters national award for his coverage of bowling, locally and nationally.
In 1999, Ken received the inaugural Excellence in Media award from Airline Place Management for his continuing coverage of the New Orleans Zephyrs. Trahan was the original play-by-play voice of the Zephyrs on radio.
In 2001, Trahan received the prestigious Contribution to Amateur Football award from the Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
Ken was inducted into the De La Salle High School Hall of Fame on January 30, 2010, receiving the Brother Ambrose LeBlanc, FSC Community Service Award for his outstanding service to the sports community and for his coverage of De La Salle and high school sports.
A graduate of Loyola University (B.A.-Communications) in New Orleans and Archbishop Rummel High School (Metairie), Ken resides in Kenner with Denise, his wife of well over three decades. Ken and Denise are blessed with two children, Sabrina and Travis.