Wilson Stribling

Wilson Stribling was born and raised in Jackson. After graduating from St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Ridgeland, he spent two years at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and two years at the University of Mississippi, where he graduated with a degree in marketing. It was at Ole Miss that he got involved in television, working nearly every day at the campus station. Wilson's first real TV job was in Sherman, Texas, where he was weekend anchor/reporter for KTEN-Channel 10. A year later, he moved north to Youngstown, Ohio, to serve as morning anchor at WKBN-Channel 27. He returned to Jackson in January 1998, and began working as a freelance reporter at WLBT while pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Millsaps College. His biggest assignment came in June 1998, covering the Luke Woodham murder trials in Philadelphia and Hattiesburg for WLBT and NBC affiliates across the country. It was at the Philadelphia trial that Wilson met Jennifer Sentilles, who was serving as a field producer for another station. They were married three years later and now have three children. Wilson traveled to Dresden, Germany, in October 2003 to get a first-hand look at the items coming to Jackson for the Glory of Baroque Dresden exhibition. He and photographer Carlos Spann produced a five-part series of reports before the exhibition's public opening. That same year, Wilson wrote and produced WLBT's hour-long 50th Anniversary Special with archival clips and interviews to celebrate and remember the station's fifty years on the air. He also produced and edited the station's half-hour special tributes to longtime weatherman Woodie Assaf and former CEO Frank Melton. Wilson served as morning anchor from 1998 until 2009, when he moved into newsroom management as Assistant News Director. He was promoted to News Director after the retirement of longtime WLBT News Director Dennis Smith. Wilson returned to the morning anchor desk in 2014. He anchors from 5-7 on WLBT and from 7-9 on Fox 40.

Recent Articles by Wilson

  Sweet Potato Queens returning to Saturday’s St. Paddy’s Parade

Carmen J. Walters named president of Tougaloo College

Stewpot opening Opportunity Center for overnight refuge from the cold

Ovarian cancer claims tireless advocate Lori Newcomb

Ralph & Kacoo’s owner given 60 days to tear it down

  3 On Your Side Investigates: Searching for Sky Burnley

Entergy adding 250 jobs at nuclear headquarters in Jackson

Deadly tornado devastated Hazlehurst 50 years ago today

  Forest Hill teacher named JPS Teacher of the Year

Jackson woman charged with DUI in crash that killed elderly man

Hernando legislator enters race for governor

  Cash motivates school, community to recycle

Learned woman crowned Miss Rodeo America

  Haley Barbour reflects on notable folks from Yazoo City

  Yazoo Co. farmer reflects on the Great Flood of 2011

  3 On Your Side Investigates: The High Cost of Living

New call center answers questions from parents of young children

Two churches damaged by storm in Yazoo County

  Continental plant construction half-way complete

Developers plan new fitness center on Rainbow grocery site