Mary Grace Eppes

Mary Grace Eppes

Digital Content Manager

Jackson, MS

Mary Grace Eppes is the Digital Content Manager for WLBT and Fox40 News in Jackson, MS.

She is the leader of the Digital Content Team and is responsible for managing, maintaining and creating content on all digital platforms, including WLBT's website, social media and mobile apps.

Mary Grace has been employed at WLBT and Fox 40 since January 2014. Prior to her promotion as Digital Content Manager, she served in the role of digital content producer for two years.

During her time in Jackson, Mary Grace has worked on high profile stories such as the disappearance of Myra Lewis, the murder of Kingston Frazier and the heart breaking deaths of two infants left in hot cars. She also provided coverage from Baton Rouge in the aftermath of the Alton Sterling shooting and the shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers. She has experience handling online election coverage and providing live social media coverage from multiple mayoral debates and a campaign rally held by President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Mary Grace was involved in the creation of the viral video sensation known as "Piece of Burger", which took the internet by storm in 2015.

Mary Grace was born and raised in Jackson. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2013 where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, the MSU Student Association, PRSSA, PRAM and SPRF.

When she's not working, Mary Grace enjoys working out, cooking, binge watching Grey's Anatomy and spending time with her roomies -- her boyfriend, Fox40 News Anchor Mike Sands, and their sweet rescue pup, Penny.


  • MS Associated Press Broadcasters Award of Excellence: Best Website


  • Mississippi State University, Communications

Recent Articles by Mary Grace

Mississippi Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson’s father killed in situation involving law enforcement

Gas prices may fall below $2 in some areas this summer

“All of you should be ashamed”: Family of JPD officer who killed self over accusation of teen’s rape says he was a good man

ATTN SHOPPERS: Your Guide to Memorial Day savings

Police officer arrested in homicide of Oxford mother

Mississippi governor leads trade trip to Uzbekistan

Pelahatchie Bay to partially reopen May 14

Storm damage in central Mississippi

Governor signs fetal heartbeat bill into law

  Mississippi judge steps down from case involving R. Kelly’s alleged affair with deputy’s wife

If you’re single and ready to mingle Mississippi might not be the place for you, report says

Miss. Senate passes bill banning those under 18 from tanning beds

Retired police K-9 dumped at animal shelter gets adopted by his old trainer

Van stolen by Madison County inmate found; escapee still on the run

Grant aims to aid prisoners re-entering rural counties

Beer could soon be sold on Ole Miss campus

‘TWITTER’S FULL’: MDOT sends hilarious message to distracted drivers

Two children shot on State Street in front of UMMC; police searching for suspect

VIDEO: Governor Phil Bryant defends Cindy Hyde Smith after public hanging comment

Group asks Jackson to cancel R. Kelly concert

MDE hope to tackle teacher shortage with new pilot pathways

Mississippi trustees approve 3 new historical markers

Magee firefighter killed in crash responding to fire

Bentley rallies South Carolina past Ole Miss 48-44

Computer switch tied to delays for some Mississippi car tags

CUTE VIDEO: Toddler tries to call “Mayor Chokwe” to help fix potholes

Put “fingers in their salads”: Ole Miss professor urges harassment of senators

ACT score flat for 2018 Mississippi high school seniors

Mississippi man arrested in shooting of off-duty NC officer

Ole Miss donor’s name being removed after racist comment