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.
Police in Starkville arrested a man accused of committing sex crimes against children.
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Ole Miss climbed to number 13 in the Associated Press college football poll Sunday while Mississippi State's athletic director commented on multiple officiating errors in Saturday's loss to Memphis.
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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert Saturday for the man from Coffeeville missing since Friday morning.
Some people locally could soon get some free legal help.
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Students at Belle-Shivers Middle School in Aberdeen commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a special tribute on Friday.
Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin said Saturday he has come down with a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and will not be with the team for Monday's season opener in Atlanta against Louisville.
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