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 aspann@wlox.com.


Recent Articles by Alison

  Home of Grace celebrates successful graduation class amid ongoing pandemic

  Massage therapist concerned over House bill that would repeal state licensing

  ‘This is all I have of my child’: Grieving mother plays heartbeat of murdered son in court

  Family of five in Saucier homeless after their home is destroyed in fire

  Former home of famed Coast artist to be saved from demolition

  Monoclonal antibody treatment showing positive results for South Mississippi residents

  Nurse reaches out to those dealing with COVID-19 after her own experience with the virus

  Giving BAK Foundation feeds Hurricane Delta victims in Louisiana

  Parents concerned about JCSD decision to bring virtual learners back to the classroom

  Coast native who survived Katrina working to recover after Hurricane Laura destroys home

  Checking in on the Katrina dolphins 15 years later

  ‘Wear a dang mask': Coast senator recovering from COVID pleads with Mississippi

  ‘We’re in a fire danger zone': Coast native evacuated from his California home amid wildfires

  Award-winning musician brings music to Coast kids

  Southern Miss senior opts out of playing this season due to COVID concerns

  Relative of Gulfport’s first Black police officer comes forward as city prepares to honor her great-uncle

  State epidemiologist cites concerns as schools reopen

  Gulfport Police looking to honor city’s first black officers but they need your help

  South Mississippi nursing graduates celebrate virtually

  ‘It hit home': Pastor at Biloxi church succumbs to COVID-19, several members test positive

  Coronavirus task force doctor taking extra precautions to protect newborn triplets

  ‘He has been taken from me too soon’: Wife hopes to find husband’s killer in road rage shooting

  Gulfport music teacher recovering from COVID-19 shares her experience

‘This is a divisive issue’: Republican senator calls for vote on state flag

  Coast children found dead in Texas after triple murder-suicide

  State universities set to open in the fall with some changes

  Pearl River County firefighter community join forces in huge show of support for one of their own

  South Mississippi military caregiver honored for her work

  Casino workers, union leaders discuss safety for workers

Teens anxiously awaiting DMVs to open so they can get licenses