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

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.

Tupelo police investigating pedestrian involved accident

The hit-and-run accident happened around 1:30 a.m.

IRS provides link to see when you will get stimulus payment

Just a few clicks and you will know when the latest round will arrive.

MSDH reports 203 new coronavirus cases, 5 new deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health report is for reports received by 3 p.m. March 13, 2021.

MDSH reports 690 new cases, 13 new deaths

The state has now passed the 300,000 mark in total cases reported since the coronavirus was first diagnosed in the state on March 11, 2020.

Candidate for Tupelo Ward 4 City Councilman, Gregg Humphrey, dies

The City of Tupelo says his name will remain on the ballot because absentee voting has already started.

Former Booneville police officer arrested by FBI

The color of law violations include a charge the officer sexually assaulted a woman who thought she was under arrest but was released without being charged.

Clay County sheriff says man in jail charged with additional burglaries

Eddie Scott says Edward Malone, who was arrested last week, now faces charges in additional burglaries.

MSU falls to Alabama in SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

The Bulldogs overall record is 15 - 14.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 314710

Reported Deaths: 7254
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto21646260
Hinds20369416
Harrison17949309
Rankin13643278
Jackson13450246
Madison10113217
Lee9986174
Jones8384163
Forrest7689152
Lauderdale7198240
Lowndes6403148
Lamar623686
Lafayette6203119
Washington5341134
Bolivar4802132
Oktibbeha462998
Panola4596107
Pearl River4519146
Marshall4450103
Warren4393121
Pontotoc420872
Monroe4115133
Union411176
Neshoba4031176
Lincoln3969110
Hancock379586
Leflore3498125
Sunflower336290
Tate334784
Pike3327105
Scott316274
Alcorn313368
Yazoo311770
Itawamba300577
Copiah297465
Coahoma295579
Simpson295388
Tippah288768
Adams286982
Prentiss280060
Marion269380
Leake268473
Wayne262841
Grenada261587
Covington259881
George248148
Newton246862
Winston227581
Tishomingo227067
Jasper221148
Attala214473
Chickasaw208057
Holmes189174
Clay185554
Stone182833
Tallahatchie178941
Clarke178080
Calhoun170932
Yalobusha164638
Smith162534
Walthall134245
Greene130633
Lawrence128724
Montgomery127142
Noxubee126734
Perry126338
Amite123142
Carroll121829
Webster114532
Jefferson Davis107133
Tunica105726
Claiborne102430
Benton100025
Humphreys96733
Kemper95828
Franklin83923
Quitman81116
Choctaw76418
Wilkinson67531
Jefferson65728
Sharkey50217
Issaquena1686
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 539829

Reported Deaths: 11038
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson798271529
Mobile41261809
Madison35132506
Tuscaloosa25915455
Shelby25294249
Montgomery24705593
Baldwin21392310
Lee15987172
Calhoun14569319
Morgan14422280
Etowah13918353
Marshall12275225
Houston10641282
Elmore10147206
Limestone10065151
St. Clair9946245
Cullman9761194
Lauderdale9457243
DeKalb8865188
Talladega8339176
Walker7260278
Autauga7001108
Jackson6836112
Blount6771139
Colbert6320135
Coffee5578118
Dale4876113
Russell445138
Chilton4369113
Franklin426282
Covington4138118
Tallapoosa4044153
Escambia394777
Chambers3590123
Dallas3568153
Clarke351461
Marion3137101
Pike311977
Lawrence302698
Winston275773
Bibb264564
Geneva254078
Marengo249665
Pickens234862
Barbour232056
Hale223978
Butler219069
Fayette212662
Henry189643
Cherokee184645
Randolph182442
Monroe178141
Washington167739
Macon161150
Clay157157
Crenshaw153557
Cleburne149641
Lamar143236
Lowndes140553
Wilcox127430
Bullock123242
Conecuh110829
Coosa109228
Perry107826
Sumter104932
Greene92634
Choctaw61024
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