Karen Abernathy

Imagine turning on your TV to find Karen Abernathy giving you the news on one station and David Elliott giving you the news on another channel. That's what used to happen in Jackson, Mississippi in the mid 80s. Dave worked at WJTV and Karen worked across town at WAPT. Both came to WLOX in 1985 and have been an anchor team ever since, even being inducted into the Mississippi Broadcast Hall of Fame together. You can see them both on The 4 O'Clock Show and WLOX News at 5:00 p.m. But Karen's not just an anchor. She's also the WLOX health reporter. "I love bringing people information that can really make a difference in their lives," Karen says. Her Healthwatch reports are very popular. "Health news is a challenge to keep up with because there is so much research. And that research leads to new advances in medicine everyday." Karen also works throughout the year on special health projects like the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Every year, Karen hosts the giveaway bringing us stories about South Mississippians who are treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Karen also enjoys acting in local stage productions. She's had the lead role in several of them. Her love of the theater led to the creation of the WLOX Backstage report. Backstage allows Karen to give you a preview of local plays during WLOX News at 5:00 p.m. when they are ready to open.

Recent Articles by Karen

  See how Cryotherapy is helping athletes (and others) ease sore muscles

Biloxi resident doesn’t let cancer diagnosis dampen her holiday cheer

South Mississippi Strong: Ocean Springs man nominated for a Golden Globe

Two firsts in Mississippi for a breakthrough in diabetes care

Garden Park responds as demand rises for joint replacement surgery

Coast doctor helps ease tummy troubles in kids

Gulfport honors long-time Coast business man

Robin Roberts' South Mississippi roots helped make her a thriver

South Mississippi Strong: Diamondhead woman raises suicide awareness to remember her son

Congressional candidate Jeramey Anderson kicks off campaign tour

New bridge marker honors legacy of Jackson County war hero

New tiny pacemaker reduces risks and improves lives on the coast

Medical City projected to create $2 billion impact for Mississippi

Singing River uses new medical app to speed life saving communication

Roberts sisters team up with Susan G. Komen foundation to fight breast cancer

High kicking fun with Oklahoma!

Biloxi man joins thousands waiting for liver transplant

South Mississippi Strong: Woman with cerebral palsy to compete in bodybuilding contest

Real life newlyweds bring new life to a complex love story on stage

A unique bond; friends fighting lupus one step at a time