Renee Johnson

Renee Johnson

Digital Content Director

Biloxi, MS

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.


Recent Articles by Renee

Davis leaving DMR to serve as Watson’s chief of staff

Second man arrested in St. Martin school bus battery theft

Mississippi Aquarium tickets to be available for holiday gift giving

  Developer seeking approval for new Biloxi casino

Allegiant announces new, non-stop flights to Nashville from Gulfport

Second suspect arrested for Biloxi armed robbery, shooting

Coast boys set two youth state fishing records

Pascagoula’s new police chief is a familiar face

  National Drug Take Back Day will also accept vaping devices, cartridges

Sen. Wicker calls for comprehensive study of Lower Mississippi River flood controls

Five teens charged with making threats against St. Martin Middle School

Man found guilty of negligence in boating death of teen

  Defendant to Hancock Co. murder victim’s family: “I was smoking crack and drinking. I am sorry.”

  Diamondhead POA president files assault charge against mayor

  Agents bust marijuana, vaping operation that may have been targeting kids

Chinese national indicted in South Mississippi case named drug kingpin by U.S. government

Hello, Diamondhead. We’re back.

Gaming Commission approves new casino site in Hancock County

  Senate confirmation hearings begin for Judge Sul Ozerden of Gulfport

Gulf Coast Idol auditions begin in Biloxi; Round 2 set for July 23

  WATCH: Coast Guard rescues five people from near the Chandeleur Islands

Vancleave woman’s kidney donation a success

  Community flag wave planned for Mississippi soldiers

  Mississippi governor asks for federal fisheries disaster declaration

  Remembering Thad Cochran: Mississippi’s "Quiet Persuader” and a “true gentleman”

Every AG in America calls for automatic student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

  Her father was the first American killed in the War on Terror. Now, she reflects on the release of “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh.

AG Hood asks the Corps of Engineers for meeting on Bonnet Carre’ Spillway opening

Mississippi Lottery Corporation hires veteran lottery director as inaugural president

Odd message in a bag of rocks will link you to malware, sheriff warns