Tuesday, August 31 2010 8:43 PM EDT2010-09-01 00:43:04 GMT
I was honored to be asked to speak at the five years since Katrina "Phenomenal People Gala." It was hosted by Bill Stallworth and his amazing "Hope Community Development Agency" who have put so many people back in their homes since Katrina.More >>
Friday, July 30 2010 2:47 PM EDT2010-07-30 18:47:05 GMT
Our baby boy, Max, came into this world with the cards stacked against him. Before birth we knew he would live with the disabilities that come with Down Syndrome. But an even scarier event was the moment they told us his heart was severely defective.More >>
The big story in the WLOX Newsroom Tuesday was a very happy one. News Anchor Rebecca Powers gave birth to her first child, a healthy little girl. Proud papa Ben Powers tells us that Mary Alexandra weighed in at eight pounds, 14 ounces.More >>
Rebecca Powers is the co-anchor for the WLOX News at 6:00 and 10:00pm.
She began her career in broadcasting at WDSU in New Orleans as an intern in the newsroom in 1996. That's where she was when WLOX News called to ask her to produce First News, now known as the 4 O'Clock Show .
She worked behind the scenes on that show for a few years before becoming an on-air morning personality for WCPR-FM – a local alternative rock radio station. When Good Morning Mississippi anchor Rhonda Weidner took time off to have a baby, Rebecca filled in for her. She also filled in for former WLOX News anchor Miyoka Broussard when she had a baby. Both experiences were positive for Rebecca, and it didn't take long for her to realize she also wanted to be a WLOX News anchor.
Rebecca is the youngest of six and grew up in New Orleans but loves South Mississippi. "I enjoy the community togetherness around here," she says. "The small town feel with big city conveniences really appeals to me."
When she's not reporting or anchoring The News for South Mississippi, she spends time with her family and friends in New Orleans. She can also be found strumming her guitars, writing songs, or spending time with her dog and cat. Sometimes you can see her playing in a rock band around town. She has even released an album of her music. Rebecca is married and has two children, a daughter and a son.
Tuesday, March 2 2010 5:04 PM EST2010-03-02 22:04:30 GMT
Imagine a big, ridiculous hat made of a paper plate and mismatched blue bows tied to the top of my head. The silly sight actually confused my husband who has very little baby shower experience and struck fear in the eyes of our two-and-a-half year old daughter.More >>
She's the co-anchor of WLOX News at 10:00p.m.. What happened to her on a sailing trip? What went wrong at the barber shop? Why should lobsters run if they see her? The answers when Rebecca Powers reveals all Off The Air.More >>