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Joe Sullivan has been the News Director at WXXV since 2014. He leads a talented group of Reporters, Producers, Anchors and Meteorologists. Since Joe has been News Director, WXXV has expanded from 90 minutes of News a day in 2015 to 7 hours of news a day now. In 2017 WXXV launched News 25 at 5pm on FOX. In 2016 WXXV launched News 25 at Noon on NBC. In 2016 WXXV expanded the 9pm News on Fox to one hour. In 2015 WXXV launched Weekday Morning News on Fox and NBC and Weekend News on Fox and NBC. In April of 2014, Joe was given an award by the Associated Press as one of the three best News Anchors in Mississippi. In his 27 years in local television, Joe has held the following positions: Sports Reporter, Sports Anchor, Sports Director, News Reporter, Morning News Anchor, Weekday News Anchor, Producer, Executive Producer, and News Director. Joe started working at WXXV in September of 2013. Before coming here, he was the Weekday Morning News Anchor at WBBJ-TV (ABC and CBS) in Jackson, Tennessee. In Tennessee the National Society Daughters of American Revolution presented Joe with the Award of Excellence in Broadcast Media. Joe started his career in sports. He worked at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut as a Production Assistant. His first on air job was as Sports Director at KNDO-TV (NBC) in Yakima, Washington. His second Sports Anchor job was in Richmond, Virginia at WWBT-TV (NBC) and WRLH-TV (FOX). Joe was Sports Director at WRLH-TV in Richmond. After working 14 years on air as a Sports Anchor in Richmond, Virginia he made the switch from sports to news. Joe was born and raised in Rhode Island. He graduated from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, located seven miles outside of Boston. He was a pitcher on his college baseball team. In 1996, prior to the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Joe had the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch for one mile in Yakima, Washington. Joe, his wife, and daughter live in Ocean Springs and love living near the beach.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he...

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Born in Tennessee, raised in Arkansas, and now a resident of Mississippi, Ryan Mahan is proud to be a Southerner and to belong to this community. A former student of Millsaps and a graduate of the University of South Alabama,...

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Chief Meteorologist Rob Knight is a familiar face along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, having been an on-air personality in the local area since 2005. Rob is originally from New York, but traveled and forecasted weather around the world as an...

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Toni started at WXXV News 25 in December of 2013, just three months after the news was launched. She has served as Assignment Editor, anchored for nearly two years, worked as a reporter for several years and hosted Coastal Connections...

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Baton Rouge native Jaylon Morris embraces his new home on the Gulf Coast. He received his degree in Communications from Southeastern Louisiana University. He worked as a student Anchor/Reporter for the award winning college television shows, The Big Game and...

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A native to the Gulf Coast, Brantly Keiek comes to South Mississippi from Pensacola, Florida. Brantly's passion for weather can be traced back to active hurricane seasons during his childhood. His interest in meteorology peaked when his hometown experienced back-to-back...

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Born as a Georgia peach, raised as a southern belle in Louisiana, Taylor Rubach wouldn't think twice of moving away from where her heart belongs—in the south. Taylor was raised in Slidell, La and is a proud alum of Southeastern...

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Grant Chighizola was raised in Picayune, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2019 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. As a lover of sports, he served as the Sports Editor...

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Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Lindsey Goodwin is happy to have a new home on the Gulf Coast. Lindsey grew up with a passion for television. She graduated cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor's...

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Grace Boyles was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan, the “Cherry Capitol of the World”. She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with dual majors, earning degrees in Communications and Creative Writing. During her time at Michigan,...

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Lorraine Weiskopf was raised in Covington, Louisiana, and graduated with honors from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2020. During her four years she earned a degree in Mass Communication and a degree in Spanish. She also participated in a global partnership...

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Gabrielle Cox is native to Hammond, Louisiana where she attended grade school, high school, and college. Gabrielle was an all district athlete for the girls soccer team at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. After high school, she went on to...

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