Desirae Duncan is a native of Kentucky and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism. Before coming to WLOX, she was a multimedia journalist at WALB in Albany, GA, and started at WAVE in Louisville, KY as a news content specialist and digital content producer.
Desirae’s start in news was in middle school, where she was known for waking up the school every morning with an enthusiastic "Good morning, Bluegrass! I'm Desirae Duncan - your weathergirl!" She hopes to bring that same enthusiasm to her reporting in South Mississippi.
When she’s not on air, she’s spending time with her rescue dog, Winn Dixie, traveling, shopping or cheering on her Kentucky Wildcats.
Earlier this week, Gov. Tate Reeves called for schools to keep their doors closed through April 17. It means Alicia and J.E. Lawrence will be juggling work with homeschooling their 6-year-old daughter Baya for a little while longer.
Back Bay Mission in Biloxi recently canceled their biggest annual fundraiser, Musicians with a Mission, to follow recommendations to limit large gatherings. The fundraiser is what helps Back Bay stay afloat each year.
Senate Bill 2658 would ensure maliciously torturing or killing a domesticated dog or cat could be charged as a felony on a first offense and would allow officers to charge more than one count per incident.