Asha Staples joined WLOX News as a reporter shortly after graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi in May 2013. There, she received her degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Communication.
She knows in many ways, journalism is a changing and uncertain industry but still one thing remains true: people love a good story.
Raised in Johns Creek, Georgia, Asha idolized her award-winning newspaper writing and reporting mother, Gracie Bonds Staples. Growing up around and being exposed to journalism at a young age, she fell in love with story-telling. The thought of being the first to know the news of the day and hearing people's stories always resonated with her.
Asha knew she would be successful and ambition became second nature. She studied the craft of people she admired in the television industry and started taking the steps to one day be in the same positions.
She started off with a series of internships, working as her school's radio station morning newsreader and also hosting Greek affiliated events around her school's campus.
Asha is very active in everything she loves and enjoys meeting and connecting with people. She takes pride in her work and has a strong spiritual foundation. She credits her strong faith in Christ for all her successes and being awarded a chance to start her career right here, in South Mississippi.
When Asha isn't digging for her next story, she loves shopping, traveling, spending time with her family, friends and sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
If you'd like to share a news stories with Asha, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.