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.
Inspiring young people across the Coast to be the leaders of tomorrow was the mission of Saturday’s L.I.V.E. Empowerment Brunch and Conference organized by the nonprofit Empowerment for the Next Generation.
Students at Moss Point High School got a special visit from entrepreneur and author Chris Gardner. Gardner’s story of his rise from homelessness inspired the 2006 movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” starring Will Smith.
Members of St. Peter Baptist Church were full of joy Saturday as a historical marker was unveiled outside the church, officially recognizing St. Peter as the oldest continuous African American church in the state.
You Deserve It Mentoring for Teens hosted its first anti-bullying fundraiser rally on Saturday. The event brought together local bikers as well as community and religious leaders to speak out against bullying.