Hugh Keeton arrived at WLOX in 2015. Hugh is a co-anchor for the WLOX evening newscasts.
Although Hugh moved to South Mississippi from Springfield, Missouri, he’s no stranger to the Magnolia State. He grew up in the small North Mississippi town of Iuka, and later attended Ole Miss.
Before coming to WLOX, Hugh spent most of his career covering sports. He worked as a Sports Anchor in Springfield, Missouri; Lafayette, Louisiana; Huntsville, Alabama and Greenville, Mississippi. Hugh also served as Morning News Anchor at KSPR in Springfield.
He’s had the opportunity to report from some of the most exciting and biggest sporting events in the nation. Hugh has covered the World Series, BCS National Championship Game, Final Four and Super Bowls including the Saints remarkable championship run in 2009. He's also been honored with multiple awards for reporting excellence.
Hugh and his wife, Danielle, along with their three children are happy to call South Mississippi home. Hugh and his family love spending time outdoors and exploring all that the Mississippi Coast has to offer.
The Mississippi Lottery Commission officially announced Powerball and Mega Millions tickets would be sold in the state, likely starting in first few months of 2020 on the same day applications were made available for retailers wanting to sell lottery tickets in their stores.
The future of Biloxi’s Saenger Theater is in limbo. It’s been out of use for more than a year and in desperate need of repairs. While Biloxi city leaders explore ways to resurrect the nearly century-old facility, another historic theater about an hour to the north is thriving.
Customers who buy Freedom Edition vehicles from Ray Brandt Chevrolet will receive one of the tags and prints. Also, for every one of the tags sold statewide, a baby cobia will be released back into the wild.
The alarming number of dead animals on Mississippi beaches continues growing. The latest figures show 114 dolphins and 145 turtles have washed ashore dead on the Mississippi coastal beaches so far this year.
Graduation is always a time to celebrate, but for Long Beach High School graduating seniors, Friday night’s ceremony was also a time to mourn the loss of their fellow classmate Peyton Henson, who drowned on Thursday while swimming in the Wolf River.