Edmund. J. "Ed" TunstallSportswriter, 1951-1992
St. Aloysius High School/Tulane University
A graduate of St. Aloysius (now Brother Martin High School) and Tulane University, Tunstall enjoyed a storied career in sports communications. He was the Sports Information Director at Tulane in 1951-52, the Sports Editor for the Associated Press New Orleans Bureau for 10 years (1952-62), sports staff member and assistant chief of bureau for the Associated Press in Boston in 1962-65, and he served as a member of the Baseball Writers Association. During his career, Tunstall covered NBA Championship playoffs (1962-65), 31 Sugar Bowls, supervised and covered four Super Bowls, covered the New Orleans PGA Tournament over a 20-year period from its inception in 1958 and covered three heavyweight title matches of Muhammed Ali. Along with Sugar Bowl member, Aruns Callery, Tunstall spearheaded the Sugar Bowl's sponsorship of Hall of Fame Committee after death of committee founder James M. Collins. Tunstall was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his news coverage on several occasions, and he was named editor of the Times-Picayune in 1974, vice-president in 1975 and assistant publisher in 1980.