Renee Johnson

Renee Johnson is the Digital Content Director for WLOX. And while you may not know her, if you're a regular commenter on the WLOX Facebook page, she probably knows you! Renee has been working at the station since she was a senior at Ocean Springs High School back in 1993. As a teen, she co-hosted two of the station's "Viewpoint Youth" talk shows, but fell in love with writing and all the behind-the-scenes work. After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Renee worked as a producer for years before making the jump to WLOX.com. She's especially proud of being part of the team that kept WLOX on the air before, during and after Hurricane Katrina's landfall in 2005. That work won the station several major journalism awards, including a Peabody, an Emmy, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. "Every night growing up, my family sat around the dinner table and watched WLOX News. I've been lucky enough to learn from and become friends with so many of those people I looked up to as a kid." Renee has actually spent so much time at the station over the years, she married one of her co-workers, and almost went into labor in the newsroom. She currently lives in Diamondhead with her husband, and their two children.

Recent Articles by Renee

Memorial Hospital warns patients of December data breach

Rep. Steven Palazzo reacts to passage of funding bill

Topship’s 1,000 jobs won’t be coming to Gulfport

Krewe of Neptune’s celebrity Grand Marshal is “just a good old boy”

Levens, Cumbest named to BP Advisory Board

Walmart wants to hire more truck drivers, and they’re increasing pay to do it

Singing River Electric linemen read to students, donate books

Four arrested for rash of Vancleave burglaries

Prendergast named new police chief in Waveland

Gov. Bryant gave his final State of the State address Tuesday night

South MS teachers receive nearly $12,000 in grants from Mississippi Power

Hancock Co. School District seeks $16 million bond for improvements

Here’s why your Mississippi Power bill may be lower in February

Fallen Oak holds on to #2 spot for nation’s best casino course

Civil rights icon James Meredith to take part in coastwide MLK celebration

Robbery suspect arrested after being recognized by victim

TripAdvisor names Half Shell Oyster House among the nation’s best

Gulfport moving forward with unique downtown development

Long Beach Police give “all clear” at middle school

Moss Point man’s suspicious death now a murder investigation