Membership Spotlight: Dan Boudreaux


Dan Boudreaux has worn a bevy of hats in his tumultuous 33 years on Earth.

From a shoeshine boy and a janitor to a stand up comic and an assistant political campaign manager, it took Dan almost 27 years to finally realize he had a talent for writing and a knack for journalism. A two-time graduate of UL Lafayette who is only three classes away from a third degree, Dan has been a member of the Society of Professional Journalists since 2015. He’s won a Mark of Excellence Award for Region 12, was a finalist for the award twice and was 2016’s ULL Outstanding Journalism Senior.

He has previously covered government, business and environment in Terrebonne and  Lafourche Parish and has been the business reporter for The Acadiana Advocate. Dan has been furloughed with The Advocate since April 1. He’s been spending his life in the time of  Covid-19 writing the fantasy novel he’s been working on for years, catching up on his backlog of video games, and hoping to get back on the beat as soon as possible.

In closing, here’s a little food for thought for everyone from Dan’s 10 years touring as a stand up comic. “You know that old saying: ‘Find a penny. Pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck”? If you find one at 11:55 at night, does it have rollover minutes?”

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