Derek Ponamsky is the publisher of Bayou Bengals Insider, coming to this venture with a wealth of experience in covering college sports and athletics. While a student at LSU, Derek worked for the Pelican Sports Digest and Deep South Recruiting Magazine. During that time he also worked in radio at WIBR AM 1300 in Baton Rouge. Following a brief career following in his father's footsteps, Derek returned to the word of sports coverage at the TigerSportsZone.net.
In June of 2009 Derek was hired to run the ESPN sports network affiliate Eye On The Tigers.com. With new partners Derek is vital in the new changes to the site which is now Bayou Bengals Insider.com.
Derek is married, sorry ladies, and he and his wife live with their daughter in Baton Rouge.