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

  Harrison County Youth Shelter finding its footing as number of children in state care decline

  Pascagoula-Gautier School District hosts first Super Saturday of 2020

  Axe throwing is now available in Biloxi

  Former inmate shares his experience while locked up in Parchman

  Gulfport firefighter recovering after falling off roof while battling fire

  Christmas Miracle Project spreads Christmas cheer to children in need

Gulfport police warning of scam phone calls

  COLD CASE: Police looking into murder of ‘Biloxi Mike’ with fresh set of eyes

  South Mississippi Strong: Family stays positive after infant is diagnosed with rare disease

  Biloxi Fire tests MGCCC’s workforce development training program

Mississippi National Guard: Free tuition, more jobs than ever available for guardsmen

  Gulfport Police looking to hire, offer ride-alongs to potential recruits

  Coastal Mississippi recaps 2019, sets big goals for 2020

  Gulfport police chief speaks out about teens and gun violence

Bay couple providing refuge to a family, helping rebuild Bahamas after devastation left by Dorian

Documents reveal more about the unrest in Diamondhead

  Bahamian family evacuates to Gulf Coast after Dorian destruction

  Mississippi residents with strong ties to Bahamas heartbroken after Dorian rips through islands

  Long Beach woman fears for parents as Hurricane Dorian moves closer to Florida

  South Mississippi Strong: Coast theater teacher inspires children through her work

  ‘No justice, no sleep:' Community demands answers after shooting leaves suspect dead

  Biloxi Mayor has a new plan for the Saenger Theater

Hurricane Barry affects coastal wildlife

  Lessons learned from Hurricane Barry

  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