Clarence J. “Clancy” DuBos III is the political editor and columnist for Gambit weekly newspaper in New Orleans the on-air political commentator for WWL-TV in New Orleans. A 1993 graduate of Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Clancy clerked for Louisiana Chief Justice Pascal Calogero Jr. and worked for several years in the litigation section of Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan law firm in New Orleans. He is a member of the A.P. Tureaud Inn of Court and regularly teaches a CLE course on how to deal with the media on behalf of clients.
Clancy began his journalism career with The Times-Picayune while still in college in 1973. He became the newspaper’s City Hall reporter before working at various television stations as an on-air political reporter and analyst. He now works full-time for Gambit and delivers his weekly “Clancy’s Commentary” on WWL-TV every Tuesday during the station’s 6 p.m. newscast. He has appeared as an expert on Louisiana politics on numerous network radio and television programs, and he was won many journalism awards from local, regional and national press associations. He has been named the alumnus of the year by the University of New Orleans and Holy Cross High School, and in 2008 he and his wife Margo received the A.I. Botnick “Torch of Liberty Award” from the regional chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.
Clancy has served as an officer and/or board member of the Press Club of New Orleans, the Gridiron Club of New Orleans, Holy Cross High School, KIDsmART, and the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. He currently serves on the Visiting Committee of Loyola Law School. A native of New Orleans, Clancy is a 1972 graduate of Holy Cross High School, the University of New Orleans and Loyola University School of Law. He and Margo have two sons. In his spare time, Clancy is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.