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Longtime WLBT anchor Stephanie Bell Flynt dies after battle with cancer

Former WLBT News anchor and reporter Stephanie Bell Flynt died overnight, WLBT confirmed Wednesday morning. Former WLBT News anchor and reporter Stephanie Bell Flynt died overnight, WLBT confirmed Wednesday morning.
Former WLBT News anchor and reporter Stephanie Bell Flynt died overnight, WLBT confirmed Wednesday morning. Former WLBT News anchor and reporter Stephanie Bell Flynt died overnight, WLBT confirmed Wednesday morning.
Former WLBT News anchor and reporter Stephanie Bell Flynt died overnight, WLBT confirmed Wednesday morning. Former WLBT News anchor and reporter Stephanie Bell Flynt died overnight, WLBT confirmed Wednesday morning.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Former WLBT news anchor and reporter Stephanie Bell Flynt died Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer.

The Gloster, Mississippi native joined the WLBT news team in the mid 1990's, and quickly made a name for herself as a professional, no-nonsense on-air personality. She enjoyed her work as the medical reporter, and also anchor of the 12 p.m. report alongside Bert Case. 

In December 2015, Stephanie learned she had lung cancer. She successfully battled that illness with various treatments, but some of those treatments led to a leukemia diagnosis. 

She was treated at MD Anderson Medical Center in Texas, and after 100 days, was well enough to come back home. 

In January, Stephanie announced on Facebook that her leukemia had relapsed. Stephanie is the recipient of numerous awards for her outstanding work in TV news, and she was inducted into the Mississippi Broadcasters Hall of Fame. 

She is survived by her husband, Mike Flynt, and four children. 

Her funeral will be held Friday at Pinelake Church in Brandon at 10 a.m.

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