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.
Oxford's police chief said a law enforcement investigation of the group running the city's animal shelter did not turn up any activity that would prompt criminal charges.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported on Wednesday 669 new cases of the coronavirus and 28 new deaths linked to the virus.
One of the area's major employers is changing hands in a deal valued at $2.8 billion.
Update: The United States Air Force revealed the identity of the second pilot killed in Friday's crash of a jet from Columbus Air Force Base.
The 2021 baseball season for Mississippi State and Ole Miss opened Saturday with each team winning their games on the same diamond.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported on Sunday 390 new coronavirus deaths and no new coronavirus deaths.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team defeated Ole Miss Saturday 66-56, ending the Rebels' four-game winning streak.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said a traffic accident in Oktibbeha County is the second death from the recent winter storms that paralyzed much of the Magnolia State.
A pilot with the Japanese Air Force died in Friday's crash of a jet from Columbus Air Force Base along with the instructor from the United States Air Force.
The Mississippi State Department of Health announced the winter weather forced the agency to postpone this weekend's scheduled coronavirus vaccinations in Tupelo and Oxford.
Data is updated nightly.
|Out of AL||0||0|