Errol Laborde, editor and publisher of Louisiana Life magazine, has won more than twenty-five New Orleans Press Club Awards for outstanding journalism since 1972. A producer and panelist on public televisionís Informed Sources, an award-winning program that explores local politics, Laborde also is the founding president and a current board member of the annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.
Mitchel Osborne is a New Orleans native and nationally renowned photographer. His work has taken him to such varied places as the Louisiana swamps, the Pacific Northwest, and the Australian outback. Osborne's interest in Mardi Gras developed early in life, and he has contributed to three books and a series of calendars on the subject. He resides near the Puget Sound in Washington.
Peggy Scott Laborde is the producer and host of Steppin' Out, which airs on WYES-TV in New Orleans. Her professional accomplishments have earned her awards from the Press Club of New Orleans and American Women in Radio and Television. She has garnered praise for her extensive efforts in conserving the arts and history of New Orleans. Laborde is also the coauthor of Pelican's Canal Street: New Orleans' Great Wide Way and Christmas in New Orleans.