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Craig Ford
Craig Ford
Craig Ford
Anchor/Reporter
cford@wtva.com
 
Craig Ford is the co-anchor of WTVA News at 5:00, WTVA News at 6:00 and WTVA News at 10:00.  He arrived here in December 1999 to help launch the 9:00 p.m. news on WLOV and added anchor duties on WTVA in July 2001.

Ford joined WTVA/WLOV/WKDH after working as news director and 6:00 p.m. anchor for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg-Laurel, Mississippi, where he was hired to put together a news operation for the CBS affiliate.

Before that, he was responsible for a six-hour news block as an afternoon news editor for KTRH-AM in Houston, Texas.  His career also includes stops at WWL-TV in New Orleans, Louisiana, as an assignment editor, WWL-AM in New Orleans, Louisiana, as a news reporter/anchor and WBBN-FM in Laurel-Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as news director.

Throughout his career, Ford has won numerous awards.  He was recognized by the Radio-Television News Directors Association when WBBN-FM was named the 1995 winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award for spot news coverage in small market radio.

In 1999, he was part of the team at KTRH-AM that won a National Headliner Award from the Press Club of Atlantic City for best newscast, beating newscasts from ABC Radio and CBS Radio.

Ford was also named Best Radio Reporter two years in a row by the Louisiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association and Best Radio News Person by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters.

Ford was born in Memphis, Tennessee.  He later moved to Amory and graduated from Smithville High School.  Ford also graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor's degree in radio-TV-film.  He resides in Monroe County with his wife Stephanie.


Keep up with Craig on Twitter at
http://www.twitter.com/cfordwtva.
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