SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Tonight, WLOX News Now's commitment to viewers paid off in a big way.
We're proud to announce that the Good Morning Mississippi team has received a prestigious honor at the annual Mississippi Associated Press awards banquet - best daytime newscast in the state. Members of the team accepted the award in Jackson Saturday evening.
The following staff members were also awarded honors:
- A.J. Giardina: 1st place award for his investigation into a local sewer issue
- Hugh Keeton, Cassie Archebelle and Darren Hosch: 1st place honors in the general news category for that riveting story that detailed the chase and shootout between New Mexico police and Gulfport murder suspect Djuan Holloway
However, the most emotional moment of the night came when the AP inducted our dear, departed friend Rodney Billingsley into the Mississippi AP Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
To our viewers, thank you for trusting WLOX with your South Mississippi news. Click here to view the full list of winners.