Raymond Partsch III has two decades of local and statewide experience in multimedia sports journalism. The longtime Louisiana resident began his career in Central Illinois, earning an Associate’s Degree from Lake College in Radio and Television Broadcasting. A few years later, Partsch moved into print journalism, hired by The Town Talk in Alexandria, Louisiana as a Page Designer/Copy Editor while also serving as movie critic and concert reviewer. After three very successful years, he made the transition into the Sports Department, becoming the Northwestern State University beat writer, lead high school writer and eventually Sports Editor.
Partsch left The Town Talk, joining the Beaumont Enterprise as Sports Editor and Lamar University Football beat writer. Partsch returned to Louisiana working as a freelancer for The Acadiana Advocate, covering the Ragin’ Cajuns, and Managing Editor at The Ville Platte Gazette. Partsch currently is the Managing Editor and LSU Tigers beat writer for The Daily Iberian and has recently filled in on 1037 The Game.
Partsch has won numerous awards for his work from both the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and Louisiana Press Association. He was named LSWA Writer of the Year in 2016 and is a three-time LSWA Prep Writer of the Year (’12, ’15, ‘16). In 2016 Partsch was recognized with the LPA’s Sam Hanna Award for column writing. He is currently the Vice President for the LSWA and is on the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame voting committee.