Mary Staes
Mary Staes

Digital Curator

Mary Staes is our Digital Curator. She crafts content for our social media platforms and our website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

Latest from Mary

A Silent St. Joseph's Night

During COVID-19, we've had to adapt the way we celebrate. Friday is St. Joseph's Day, and Wednesday marked St. Patrick's Day. The one-year mark of everything shutting down aligns with...

Business, Food/Drink

Sucre' announces new ownership, return

More than a year after closing, local bakery Sucre announced its return on social media Thursday, this time with new female ownership.