Alison Spann

Alison Spann

News Anchor/Reporter

Biloxi, MS

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

Recent Articles by Alison

  With water advisories in place, here are some alternative ways to spend the holiday weekend

  Road to Recovery: Paralyzed accident victim making progress after fatal crash

  Godmother uses tragedy as force for change

Detective: Video shows accused cop killer’s family of helping him after the murder

  Biloxi native recipient of debt elimination for Morehouse College class of 2019

  South Mississippi Strong: MGCCC grad on his way to becoming a physician thanks to scholarship

  Hundreds gather to remember Officer McKeithen and pray for his family

  Popp’s Ferry Elementary principal chosen as Thunderbird’s ‘Hometown Hero’

  Fugitive killed by deputy after trying to run from authorities

  Superintendent says Gaston Point school closure will save district thousands

  ‘Coordinator of chaos’: Honoring 911 dispatchers and the lifesaving work they do

  Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Coast advocates hosting multiple events to raise awareness

  Loaded Lessons: Two mothers speak out after string of violence in Gulfport

  Remembering Imani Rogers through her mother’s eyes

  Man initially charged in shooting of teen girl says he was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’

  Wife remembers husband who was brutally murdered in machete attack

  Ocean Springs Girl Scout gets creative to sell cookies

  New ordinance allows for more shooting ranges in Gulfport

  Seabee base testing for harmful chemicals in water wells

  South Mississippi Strong: The History of the 100 Men Hall

  Little Levi to lead Ocean Springs Mardi Gras parade

  “I’m Mississippi raised and Georgia grown,” Stacey Abram’s former teacher uses politician’s success as lesson

  Mississippi lawmakers push to amend state law on hate crimes to protect LGBT

  Harrison County deputy rescues man and dog from submerged vehicle

  12-year-old injured in ATV accident making “remarkable” recovery

  St. Martin may soon get its own ZIP code

  Serial killer’s confession leads investigator to fifth possible victim on the Coast

  RECAP: Harbor Lights Festival saw record-breaking numbers in attendance


  Flash Flood Watch through Monday
  Rain bands linger for us as Barry slowly pulls away from the coast