Craig 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. He also helps supervise the news department as assistant news director.
Ford joined WTVA/WLOV 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/producer 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, Best Radio News Person by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters, and News Person of the Year by the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters in 2014.
His latest honor came from the MAPB when he was inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame in 2017.
Ford graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor's degree in radio-TV-film and from Smithville High School. He resides in Monroe County between Amory and Smithville with his wife Stephanie and their dogs.
Updated - Ole Miss announced Sunday night head baseball coach Mike Bianco would stay with the university after there was speculation he could leave for the open baseball job at LSU.
Governor Tate Reeves gave his assessment of how soon he will call the Mississippi Legislature into a special session to revive the state's new medical marijuana program that died last month at the hands of the state's highest court.
The attorney for Tupelo Councilwoman Nettie Davis said he hopes the district attorney has enough common sense not to charge her for what was seen on a Facebook video prior to the June 8 general election.
Law enforcement in Itawamba County said a man shot and killed another man at a home in Dorsey with adults and children inside before shooting and killing himself.
Tupelo elected a new mayor on Tuesday after the incumbent decided not to run, and the longtime mayor of Columbus is losing in his re-election bid.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss moved one step closer to the College World Series Monday by winning their respective NCAA Regionals.
The state's top election official and a local prosecutor are looking into whether Tupelo Councilwoman Nettie Davis broke the law after she appeared on a video to offer a cash reward to people if they voted.
Law enforcement in Pickens County, Alabama, reportedly arrested a man following a Sunday shooting in Aliceville that killed one and wounded four.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss found out whom they would be playing in the opening weekend of college baseball's postseason.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss will start postseason play at home with both baseball programs hosting an NCAA Regional.
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