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Laurene Callander was born and raised in the small town of Branchburg, New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University and received her BA in Journalism and Media Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship and earned a Sports Journalism Certificate. Even though she is from New Jersey, you can find her rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers during football season. Laurene worked at Rutgers Television Network where she hosted the University's live morning show "Wake Up Rutgers". During her senior year she interned at The Dr. Oz Show in the publicity department, and ended her college career with an internship at News 12 New Jersey. Laurene is excited to live in the South for the first time. When she is not at WXXV you can find her in the gym, by the pool, or exploring new places on the Gulf Coast.

Pet of the Week

News 25's Laurene Callander interviews Maridee Mallette about Jackson County Animal Shelter pet adoptions.

Hang out with Habitat

You have an opportunity to repel from the IP Casino and help build a home all through Habitat for Humanity. Hang out with Habitat...

Breakfast with the Mayor in Biloxi

Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich spoke passionately about the science behind the sand solution on Highway 90 plus updated a crowd on the infrastructure project...

Shoplifting suspect dead in Biloxi

One man is dead after an officer involved shooting in Biloxi this morning. Officers responded to a shoplifting call at the Home Depot on Cedar...

One Coast Tags

News 25's Laurene Callander interviews Chris Vignes about applying for One Coast Tags to support local communities.

Nate damages Margaritaville

Hurricane Nate shut doors to Margaritaville while crews repair damages to the resort. The year old family hot spot closed Sunday after Nate caused problems...

Man injured in Gulfport shooting

One man is in the hospital after being shot at an apartment complex in Gulfport. Police now have the suspect in custody. Around 11 a.m....

Move Debris Curbside

Biloxi officials are reminding residents to kick debris to the curb to make waste pick up a smoother process. News 25's Laurene Callander joins...

Meet ‘Pluggie’ at the Gulfport Fire Department

Gulfport Fire Department introduces their new toy ‘Pluggie’ to a group of kids from Christian Collegiate Academy. ‘Pluggie’ is a life-size robotic fire hydrant...

Traffic for Gulfport Music Festival

With the two days of Gulfport Music Festival combined into tonight only, traffic may be a concern for concertgoers as well as Cruisers here...

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Andrew Scherer comes to the Gulf Coast from Mandeville, Louisiana. He grew up a diehard sports fan, turning that passion into an interest in television. Andrew graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University where he was a Reporter/Anchor on the award winning...

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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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Caroline Eaker was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BA in Journalism. During her time at Georgia Southern, Caroline spent most of her time on the sidelines cheering on the Eagles as...

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Although my main areas of practice are personal injury and family law, I’m really just a trial lawyer. I have successfully litigated both jury and bench trials, as well as represented investors before the Financial Industry Regulatory Association (FINRA). I...

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Born and raised in New Orleans, the youngest of three brothers and three sisters, I attended Jesuit High School and then Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston where I played football on the 1984 National Championship football team. I...

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Gina Tomlinson could not be happier to sink her feet into the sandy shores of the Gulf Coast. Gina graduated from Central Michigan University where she reported for the student-operated sports show and award winning news station. During her time...

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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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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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Hank Davis was born and raised right here on the Gulf Coast. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2014 with a communications degree, double majoring in journalism and public relations. During his time at MSU, Hank covered the news...

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Proud to call Hancock County, MS home, Holly Lemoine-Raymond wanted to help others see what she sees in HER Mississippi Gulf Coast. With her vision to create a “boutique” style Real Estate Brokerage, Holly made her move. She sold her...

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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 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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Joe Sullivan has been the News Director at WXXV since 2014. He leads a talented group of Reporters, Producers, Anchors and Meteorologists. With the help of everyone at the station, WXXV has expanded from 90 minutes of News a day...

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Kendra Turley was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Business from Louisiana State University. During her time at LSU, Kendra worked for the campus television station (Tiger TV)...

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Kristen comes to News 25 from the chilly Midwest. She spent the last year and a half as an anchor and reporter in northern Michigan, but calls Columbus, Ohio her home. Kristen Graduated from Kent State University in 2017. During...

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Laurene Callander was born and raised in the small town of Branchburg, New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University and received her BA in Journalism and Media Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship and earned a Sports Journalism Certificate. Even...

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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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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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Payton Malone grew up in the small town of Archer City, Texas before moving to Norman, Oklahoma where he attended the University of Oklahoma. During his time at OU he interned as a meteorologist at KOCO in Oklahoma City where...

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Rashad Roper is the owner and founder of Train Stop Fitness and Nutrition.

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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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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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Shelby Myers comes to News 25 from small town, Thomasville, Alabama. She graduated from the University of South Alabama with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sociology. She is excited to be a part of the beautiful...

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Sylvia is the Broker of the company. She grew up in South Mississippi and after starting her early administrative career with the the State of Mississippi, in the early 1990’s she joined the real estate firm, Clayton Real Estate, owned...

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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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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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Veronica Bayona joined the News25 team all the way from Miami. She graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Science in Broadcast Media. During her time at FIU, she freelanced with the South Florida News Service and had...

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Victoria Bailey arrives on the Gulf Coast from Sylacauga “The Marble City” Alabama. Victoria is a two-time graduate of Troy University. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism and her Masters in Strategic Communication. Victoria started her journalism career...

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