I’m a reporter for the Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate. I cover the courts and criminal justice.

I’ve written about crooked politicians, a murder in a barroom and a dead jazzman’s stolen trumpet.

I’m a Hoosier by birth and a graduate of Brown University.


You can read some of my stories here.

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I welcome tips and gripes. I can be reached on my desk phone at (504) 636-7432, by emailing msledge@theadvocate.com or by mail at 840 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130.