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

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

  VOTE NOW: Bay St. Louis vying for title of “Best Coastal Small Town” from USA Today

  D’Iberville man headed to prison after former roommate discovers pipe bombs

Florida man’s faith in Tiger wins him $98k at Harrah’s Gulf Coast

UPDATE: Man hospitalized after being trapped inside pipe at Port Bienville Industrial Park

  Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski talks about the Mueller Report

Big industry brings STEM lessons to Moss Point 5th graders

  Gulfport Police search for bank robber near Pass Road

Gulfport Police officers cleared in deadly shooting

  TIME CHANGE: North Bay & St. Paul’s Carnival Assoc. parades to roll early

  Benachi Avenue tree trimming halted for now

Memorial Hospital warns patients of December data breach

  Rep. Steven Palazzo reacts to passage of funding bill

Topship’s 1,000 jobs won’t be coming to Gulfport

Krewe of Neptune’s celebrity Grand Marshal is “just a good old boy”

  Levens, Cumbest named to BP Advisory Board

Walmart wants to hire more truck drivers, and they’re increasing pay to do it