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 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

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

Multiple California weed deliveries land a Biloxi man in prison

Man who placed skimmers on Ocean Springs ATMs sentenced

Chief: Man illegally in the US arrested for Hwy 90 hit & run

Man who rammed stolen front loader into cars at Walmart gets 15 years

Former hospital employee sentenced for photographing child patients

RECAP: Mississippi’s Senatorial Debate with Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy

Vintage fire truck crashes into I-10 barrier

Whistleblower comes forward, blasts Biloxi School Board for outing her

Educators see ACT score drop among Mississippi juniors

Cindy Hyde-Smith accepts debate invitation from Farm Bureau

WATCH LIVE: ABC News Election Night Coverage

No one injured in car vs 18-wheeler accident on I-10

Ingalls delivers 7th national security cutter to the Coast Guard

Officials work to identify body found in Moss Point

FULL GAME BROADCAST: Biloxi vs Gulfport in the WLOX Game of the Month

WATCH: Interviews with Mississippi’s Congressional candidates

FULL GAME BROADCAST: Pascagoula vs St. Martin in the WLOX Game of the Month