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

  ‘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

  Parents of Coast man diagnosed with COVID-19 in New York

  ‘Something’s got to give’: Single mom among thousands still unable to file unemployment

  Pandemic can be ‘perfect storm’ for those battling addiction

  70-year-old man successfully recovers from COVID-19 on the Coast

  Biloxi firefighter among the first at Memorial Hospital to be treated with chloroquine

  Coast ICU nurse: “I wish that I could show how sick these people were”

  ‘Not everyone hopped on a cheap flight; we left a month ago,’ Ocean Springs mom stranded in Honduras with baby twin daughters anxious to get home

  ‘I respectfully beg them to help us’: Gulfport couple stranded in Peru desperate to be home

  Church group with South Mississippi ties under quarantine in Bethlehem hotel due to coronavirus fears

CTA needs more money to maintain regular operations

  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