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  • Maggie Wade

    Maggie Wade

    Maggie is a native of Crystal Springs, Mississippi. She attended Hinds County Public Schools and is a graduate of Utica High School. An Emmy nominated News Anchor, Maggie attended Jackson State University,

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    An Emmy nominated News Anchor, Maggie attended Jackson State University, becoming the 89th member of her family to attend JSU.

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  • Howard Ballou

    Howard Ballou

    Howard Ballou has been in the broadcast journalism profession for more than 20 years. He has won several awards of excellence in his field, including United Press International's "Best Documentary" category

    In 2007, Ballou was inducted into the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame having anchored and reported for the top rated six and ten p.m. newscasts since 1984.

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  • Melissa Faith Payne

    Melissa Faith Payne

    Monday, September 29 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-09-29 18:45:46 GMT
    Wednesday, August 10 2016 4:37 PM EDT2016-08-10 20:37:44 GMT

    A Mississippi girl, Melissa is excited to return to television news in her home state. Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and a graduate of Alcorn State University, Melissa enjoys being the hometown girl. Her

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    A Mississippi girl, Melissa is excited to return to television news in her home state. Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and a graduate of Alcorn State University, Melissa enjoys being the hometown girl. Her

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  • Mike Sands

    Mike Sands

    Mike Sands joined the sports team at WLBT and Fox 40 in March 2014. One of his first "big" assignments was following Ole Miss all the way to Omaha. So Rebel fans, credit Mike. Bulldog fans, you can blame him.

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    Mike Sands joined the sports team at WLBT and Fox 40 in March 2014. One of his first "big" assignments was following Ole Miss all the way to Omaha. So Rebel fans, credit Mike. Bulldog fans, you can blame him.

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  • Marsha Thompson

    Marsha Thompson

    Marsha Thompson is a veteran award-winning 6 p.m. news anchor and reporter at WLBT who is passionate about her work. March 20, 2009  in a first-of-its-kind ceremony at the FBI national Headquarters in

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    March 20, 2009  in a first-of-its-kind ceremony at the FBI national Headquarters in Washington, D.C.,  she and more than 50 civic leaders and humanitarian-minded organizations from across the country were honored for their work.

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  • Wilson Stribling

    Wilson Stribling

    Wilson Stribling was born and raised in Jackson. Wilson served as morning anchor from 1998 until 2009, when he moved into newsroom management as Assistant News Director. Wilson returned to the morning anchor desk in 2014. 

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    Wilson Stribling was born and raised in Jackson. Wilson served as morning anchor from 1998 until 2009, when he moved into newsroom management as Assistant News Director. Wilson returned to the morning anchor desk in 2014. 

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  • Joy Redmond

    Joy Redmond

    Joy Redmond is excited to call the Capital City home-again. She was just a young girl when she lived in Jackson the first time around-during junior high and high school years. She's a former Chastain Warrior

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    Joy's first TV news job was in Duluth Minnesota. She covered plenty of snow storms, including a blizzard in April!

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  • Cheryl Lasseter

    Cheryl Lasseter

    Cheryl Lasseter's career path has led her deeper and deeper into the South. She grew up in Bel Air, Maryland, a suburb nestled about 45 minutes away from Baltimore. She worked at Oriole Park at Camden

    Cheryl's on-camera work has stretched beyond the television screen to the silver screen. Catch her chasing actor Richard Gere down the street, microphone in hand, in the movie "Runaway Bride".

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  • Courtney Ann Jackson

    Courtney Ann Jackson

    Courtney Ann grew up in Corinth, MS, and was thrilled to begin her journalism career right here in her home state. She started working as a multi-media journalist at FOX 40 News in November of 2010. Courtney

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    Courtney Ann graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Mississippi where she was also a Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College graduate.

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  • Marie Edinger

    Marie Edinger

    Monday, March 27 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-03-27 21:13:46 GMT

    Marie Edinger is a general assignment multimedia journalist. She films, edits, and writes her stories herself. WLBT is her first job out of college and she is elated to be part of the team. She's been working here since August of 2016.

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    Marie Edinger is a general assignment multimedia journalist. She films, edits, and writes her stories herself. WLBT is her first job out of college and she is elated to be part of the team. She's been working here since August of 2016.

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