Jonathan Brannan

Jonathan Brannan

News Reporter

Biloxi, MS

Jonathan Brannan is from the small town of Petal, MS and he has a passion for delivering the latest news to the community. He graduated from Petal High School in 2008 and studied broadcast journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi.

When he's not reporting, Jonathan is on stage and screen non-stop. He first appeared in the musical Oz! as the Tin Woodsman when he was 14, and hasn't looked back since. He has held a lead role in over 15 musical theatre performances in the South, including Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Rolf in The Sound of Music, Larry in the Sondheim musical Company, and many others.

Jonathan even appeared in the Universal Pictures film, Pitch Perfect, as one of the opening Treblemakers, and continues to appear in films and commercials across the Southeast. He also has a steady singing career, as he performs regularly with jazz combos and big bands in weddings and other events all throughout the country.

He is thrilled to join his co-worker, and friend, Karen Abernathy, singing in the Coast Big Band.

Jonathan's wife, Alyssa, is an engineer for Chevron and the couple has a daughter who you can spot occasionally stealing the spotlight on JB's social media accounts.


Recent Articles by Jonathan

  Victim of single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 53 identified

  Delay of oyster season opening causes concerns for Coast fishermen

  Pathways to Possibilities career fair draws thousands of students

  100th anniversary of Armistice Day remembered in Gulfport

Veterans honored at St. Martin High School

  MGCCC invites public to explore natural environment at 10-year celebration

  JROTC serves breakfast to veterans at Ocean Springs High

  Relief headed to Florida from D’Iberville

  Storm damages several neighborhoods in Jackson County

  Teens hand out candy, make memories with younger kids at trunk-or-treat

  Pascagoula apartment owners file for bankruptcy after not paying water bill

  A cure for MSD is closer than ever, and you can help

  Waveland resident worried about snake problem

  One Coast makes first trip to Florida to offer relief after Hurricane Michael

  Master Shipbuilder at Ingalls uses experience to mentor others

  Shipbuilder Academy provides Ingalls with new employees

  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office sends relief caravan to Florida

  Harrison County School District responds after Biloxi, Gulfport City Councils discuss school bond issue

  Veterans enjoy second annual Spartan Weekend in D’Iberville

  Quarterback brings talent and determination into classroom

  Last year’s Gulf Coast Idol winner remembers experience

  Scholar Athlete makes splash in the pool and the classroom

  How these Cruisers turned into Coasties

  44th Slavic Invitational tees off thanks to volunteer help

  Ocean Springs Schools work with WCU to boost teacher workforce

  Port Bienville improvements underway

Annual conference empowers women from around the country

  Mississippi Power restores electricity in employee’s Puerto Rico hometown

  Gulfport High culinary students cook with Seabees

  Moss Point powerlifting team celebrates 3rd state championship title