Joyce Philippe joined the WLOX News team in September 2017.
As a news reporter/multimedia journalist, she covers everything from feature stories to breaking news in South Mississippi. Before working on-air, she got her start in the business as one of the station’s digital content producers.
Joyce was born and raised in South Florida and a graduate of Florida State University. While in school, she balanced classwork with her internships at WCTV in Tallahassee and WFLA in Tampa. She also hosted a weekly talk show at WFSU, Tallahassee’s public television station.
Joyce is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
In her spare time, she can be found feeling the burn at the gym, exploring the Coast or anywhere there is good food. Joyce has passion for storytelling on different platforms and being a student of the world around her. Any story ideas? Feel free to reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused more jobs, schools and even healthcare to go virtual. However, some people who live in rural areas say the lack of high-speed internet is exposing a great digital divide.
Biloxi museums and some indoor amusements are open for the holiday weekend. However, Gov. Tate Reeves’ latest Safer-At-Home order, indoor places of entertainment should stay closed until at least June 1.