Melvin Carlock

Melvin joined WTVA 9 News in 1989.

Title: Assignment Editor
mcarlock@wtva.com

The sixth generation of his family to make his home in northeast Mississippi, Melvin joined WTVA 9 News in 1989.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Melvin grew up in DeSoto County.

After graduating from Harding Academy in Memphis, he attended Northwest Mississippi Junior College in Senatobia, where he began his broadcast career with WNJC-FM.

While at NWJC, Melvin worked as an on-air personality and color commentator for Ranger football, basketball and baseball broadcasts.

He also worked as a stringer for local radio stations in the state and as part of the announce crew for the NJCAA Women's Basketball Championship Tournament in 1983 and 1984.

He left NWJC to attend the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television and Film.

He was among a group of students who placed first in the Mississippi AP Broadcasters Association College news division.

He was also active in the school's Residence Hall Association and was a member of the Hattiesburg Hauler's intramural team, three-time winners of the residence hall division overall championship.

After graduation, Melvin took a job in the production department at WLOV-FM. While there, he worked on commercial and promotional videos for the station, including shooting, writing, editing and voice-over work.

He also worked in various roles on the studio production of Funtime with Uncle Bunky, Carol Country, DanceBusters: The Videos and the Johnny B. Edwards Show.

Since joining WTVA, Melvin has worked as a videographer, show producer and assignments manager.

A multi-time AP award winner, he was named the 2013 Mississippi AP Broadcast Association Newsperson of the Year.

Melvin's hobbies are cooking, following the NFL, movies and music.

He is an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints and the USM Golden Eagles.

He is also a history and trivia buff.

He makes his home in Tupelo with his wife, Tracy and his children, Mandy and Cole.

Recent Posts by Melvin Carlock

Kosciusko man convicted of capital murder in Starkville Walmart shooting

Dr. Shauna Witt, an optometrist with the store, was shot and killed while at work.

Tupelo band reports cases of COVID-19

The school district canceled upcoming open houses due to the report and the increase in coronavirus numbers in recent days.

Belmont woman drowns at Alabama campground

The Colbert County coroner the woman was swimming with friends yesterday afternoon.

Matthew Kinne pleaded guilty to capital murder

He faced charges in the death of Dominique Clayton in Oxford in 2019.

Police Make Third Arrest in Lowndes County murder investigation

The sheriff said one person was killed and another injured in a weekend shooting on Swedenburg Circle.

Miss Golden Triangle crowned 2021 Miss Mississippi

Holly Brand was named the winner of the pageant Saturday night in Vicksburg.

Mississippi State advances to College World Series championship series

The Bulldogs beat Texas 4 to 3 to advance to the championship series with Vanderbilt.

More information obtained about mistrial in Monroe County murder case

Bryan Lyons was scheduled to go to trial in April for the death of Teresa Ewing.

NIT selects Mississippi State for field of 16

The Bulldogs will be seeded fourth in their part of the bracket.

Ole Miss named Covid-19 alternate for the NCAA men's basketball tournament

The school is one of four schools named as an alternate.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 348496

Reported Deaths: 7556
CountyCasesDeaths
Hinds24427446
DeSoto23439283
Harrison21066330
Rankin15704292
Jackson15597252
Madison11114227
Lee10855179
Jones9181169
Forrest8960160
Lauderdale8008244
Lamar719489
Lowndes7167151
Lafayette6604125
Washington5629140
Pearl River5336153
Oktibbeha500998
Bolivar4989134
Warren4803128
Panola4801112
Marshall4725106
Pontotoc451473
Hancock438088
Union437179
Monroe4361137
Neshoba4351181
Lincoln4212116
Pike3711113
Leflore3668125
Tate354688
Alcorn353974
Sunflower350794
Adams345388
Scott344676
Yazoo342476
Copiah329868
Simpson325191
Itawamba316780
Coahoma314985
Tippah312568
Prentiss301863
Covington300184
Marion288681
Leake287875
Wayne280043
George276751
Grenada271388
Newton265964
Tishomingo240370
Winston237884
Stone234138
Jasper233148
Attala228173
Chickasaw220860
Holmes202274
Clay201154
Clarke188180
Tallahatchie185442
Calhoun183032
Smith182635
Yalobusha173141
Walthall149049
Lawrence145226
Greene141835
Amite138643
Noxubee136735
Perry135638
Montgomery133744
Carroll126831
Webster122632
Jefferson Davis118734
Tunica115827
Benton107225
Claiborne105731
Kemper103529
Humphreys101733
Franklin88324
Quitman85619
Choctaw82819
Wilkinson79332
Jefferson71928
Sharkey51818
Issaquena1736
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 589110

Reported Deaths: 11536
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson856031591
Mobile49268864
Madison37603533
Shelby27362257
Tuscaloosa27208465
Montgomery26252627
Baldwin25567329
Lee17260181
Calhoun15429334
Morgan15199291
Etowah14981370
Marshall13136235
Houston12112293
Elmore10946219
St. Clair10793252
Limestone10750158
Cullman10566205
Lauderdale10266254
DeKalb9517192
Talladega8972188
Walker7817288
Autauga7585114
Jackson7406117
Blount7382139
Colbert6721142
Coffee6382132
Dale5673117
Russell481343
Chilton4785117
Covington4763125
Franklin459081
Tallapoosa4525156
Escambia443883
Chambers3968125
Dallas3749163
Clarke371663
Marion3465107
Pike333079
Lawrence3267100
Winston299373
Bibb290965
Geneva285983
Marengo262767
Barbour252061
Pickens245762
Butler241472
Hale235978
Fayette227265
Henry214845
Monroe203041
Randolph201944
Cherokee199548
Washington185239
Macon170752
Crenshaw169458
Clay166559
Cleburne161545
Lamar151238
Lowndes145855
Wilcox132331
Bullock126542
Conecuh122132
Coosa118429
Perry110828
Sumter110433
Greene99137
Choctaw64425
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