Renee Johnson is the Digital Content Director for WLOX. And while you may not know her, if you're a regular commenter on the WLOX Facebook page, she probably knows you!
Renee has been working at the station since she was a senior at Ocean Springs High School back in 1993. As a teen, she co-hosted two of the station's "Viewpoint Youth" talk shows, but fell in love with writing and all the behind-the-scenes work.
After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Renee worked as a producer for years before making the jump to WLOX.com.
She's especially proud of being part of the team that kept WLOX on the air before, during and after Hurricane Katrina's landfall in 2005. That work won the station several major journalism awards, including a Peabody, an Emmy, and an Edward R. Murrow Award.
"Every night growing up, my family sat around the dinner table and watched WLOX News. I've been lucky enough to learn from and become friends with so many of those people I looked up to as a kid."
Renee has actually spent so much time at the station over the years, she married one of her co-workers, and almost went into labor in the newsroom. She currently lives in Diamondhead with her husband, and their two children.
Governor Phil Bryant is asking for a federal fisheries disaster declaration for Mississippi due to the Bonnet Carré Spillway opening. Such a declaration could help all those negatively impacted by the freshwater intrusion, including fishermen and related businesses, obtain financial assistance.
Attorney generals from across America are urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled while in service to our country.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he’s concerned about the environmental impact of the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway opening. And he’s asking to meet with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to gather more information on how it affects Mississippi.
American political commentator, and former Campaign Manager for President Donald Trump Corey Lewandowski is on the Coast for a book signing. We talked with him about the Mueller Report and all the big news in Washington right now.
We caught up with Mississippi’s 4th District Congressman Steven Palazzo Friday morning who said the vote came as a result of three very long weeks of negotiations. Despite criticism of the bill from both sides, Palazzo felt satisfied with what was accomplished.
For many people, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is an opportunity to serve their communities. Some Singing River Electric employees got a jump start on their community outreach last week at several South Mississippi schools.
Governor Phil Bryant delivered his final State of the State address at the State Capitol Tuesday night. Bryant used the opportunity to talk about the state’s success, reflect on certain themes, and challenging lawmakers.
Nineteen teachers from across South Mississippi are getting help with their lessons on environmental science thanks to Mississippi Power. This week, the company awarded about $12,000 in grant money to be used for equipment, supplies, and class projects.
School leaders in Hancock County have a long list of improvements they’d like to make to the district’s aging facilities. And they’re hoping voters will approve a $16 million bond to pay for it all. One selling point is that the bond, if passed, will not increase taxes on residents.