Alison Spann joined the WLOX News Now team in December 2018 as a co-anchor for the 6pm and 10pm newscasts.
Alison’s career in news began after she graduated college in 2014, but her passion for news started long before that. Alison’s parents instilled in her the value of being informed about what’s happening in the world at a very young age. She grew up watching the news and learned of it’s reach and impact when she traveled and lived abroad.
Being the daughter of U.S. Marine and Intelligence Officer, Alison was able to live and experience many different people, cultures and places. She believes that’s what set up her up for a career that allows her share impactful stories from communities around the world.
Alison began her news journey at the Fox News Bureau in Los Angeles, CA before heading back home to Alabama for a job at WKRG-TV in Mobile, Al. She spent two years working as a reporter in Mobile, Al where she was able to share stories from across the coast, including many in South Mississippi. Most recently, Alison worked as a reporter for The Hill newspaper in Washington, DC covering the fast paced world of politics. While DC was an exciting experience, she was ready to get back her roots as a local news reporter and tell the stories that make the most impact—right here in the communities they are happening in.
Alison is excited to be back on the Coast where the weather is warm and the beach is never far away. If you have a story that needs to be told feel free to reach out to Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gretchen Caplinger and her husband Roger have had a home in the Bahamas for the last 10 years. Over the course of the Caplingers’ time in the Bahamas, they’ve made many friends, including a couple named Tacuma and Shamell. The couple lost everything.
Eight hundred miles away from the destruction, Mississippi residents Sharron Braun and Ron Werby are heartbroken as images emerge showing the destruction of a set of islands they have strong connections to.
Two mothers, both touched by crimes involving guns sat down with WLOX to talk about the lasting impact this kind of lifestyle can have. One lost her daughter to a bullet, the other lost her son to incarceration.
The 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis is best known for the legendary musicians who have graced its stage. Locals have recalled seeing the likes of Etta James, Guitar Slim, James Brown and many more of note.