Meggan was born and raised right here in South Mississippi. She grew up in Gulfport and attended St. John High School (now St. Patrick High) before leaving the coast for the "loveliest village on the plains" to attend Auburn University.
Meggan is up long before dawn to anchor Good Morning Mississippi every weekday beginning at 4:30 a.m. When the show goes off air at 7 a.m., she hops over to the newsroom to anchor news cutins during "CBS This Morning."
Meggan began her career in broadcasting at WLOX in 2003, after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University with a degree in Mass Communication. Her first job was a morning tape editor. Soon after that, she started producing.
Her first time in front of the camera was in the Summer of 2005, when she started doing live shots for Good Morning Mississippi. She became a full time reporter for WLOX in the Fall of 2006, and was reunited with the Good Morning Mississippi team as a co-anchor in January of 2007. Meggan says she loves being a part of the show she remembers so well growing up.
Meggan is thrilled to be working in her hometown community. She's always loved South Mississippi for its people, diverse culture, and beautiful coastal views. Her parents are also a big part of the community; they've owned and operated their own business in Gulfport for more than 30 years.
Meggan married her college sweetheart, John, who is a principal architect with Allred Stolarski Architectural Group in Ocean Springs. Together they have three beautiful (and very active) children - Austin, Avery, and Aiden.
Oh, and by the way -- Meggan loves to sing! She loves musical theatre and has performed in many local theater productions. You may remember her as Maria in KNS' "The Sound of Music" in 2008.
Meggan is also a graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast. She has a passion for children and enjoys serving on the board of directors for Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, as well as serving as a life member for Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport.
It’s been more than two weeks since Eric Vess lost his wife in a terrible car accident in George County. He is still struggling to get through each day. However, his passion and devotion to his wife Lisa has motivated him to share the story of his lost love.
Harrison County's only emergency youth shelter can house anywhere from 25 to 30 children every month. The shelter staff go out of their way to make the facility feel like a home. Shelter director Dianna Kuns says, that's what the children who end up there, need most.
In South Mississippi, the first students head back to school on August 3. That means the pressure is on to get everything checked off the school supply lists. This year, the National Retail Federation estimates parents will spend about $70 on school supplies for each student.
Seafood is synonymous with the Mississippi coast. And with the start of shrimp season just days away, what better time to reflect on the industry that helped shape our community. Meggan Gray shows us how the seafood industry helps make us South Mississippi Strong.
St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy's mission is simple: "To provide prescription medication and wellness education for those in need." For the past 20 years, it has lived up to that mission, serving nearly 4,000 people in south Mississippi and dispensing more than $12 million dollars in free medication.
Some students in Greene County may still be a bit shaken after their bus toppled over on their way home from school Thursday afternoon. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. According to the Greene County Sheriff's Department, about a dozen students from the Greene County School District were on the bus, and a few were taken to the hospital to get checked out after complaining of bumps and bruises.
The Coast Chamber of Commerce and its members came together Wednesday morning to honor the recipients of this year's "One Coast Awards." The ceremony recognized the top ten business leaders under 40, as well as the top ten outstanding community members in south Mississippi.
Smoke could be seen just before 8:00 a.m. billowing out of an apartment unit on 45th Avenue in Gulfport. Fire crews rushed to the complex near Memorial Hospital and quickly extinguished the fire. A fireman at the scene says no one was inside the burning apartment when the fire ignited.
Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties have all opened sandbag stations to help people prepare for this week's rain. People living in low-lying areas are encouraged to bring a shovel and fill up their own sandbags at one of these locations to help protect their property.