Mary Grace Eppes

Mary Grace Eppes

Digital Content Manager

Jackson, MS

Mary Grace Eppes is the Digital Content Manager for WLBT and Fox40 News in Jackson, MS.

She is the leader of the Digital Content Team and is responsible for managing, maintaining and creating content on all digital platforms, including WLBT's website, social media and mobile apps.

Mary Grace has been employed at WLBT and Fox 40 since January 2014. Prior to her promotion as Digital Content Manager, she served in the role of digital content producer for two years.

During her time in Jackson, Mary Grace has worked on high profile stories such as the disappearance of Myra Lewis, the murder of Kingston Frazier and the heart breaking deaths of two infants left in hot cars. She also provided coverage from Baton Rouge in the aftermath of the Alton Sterling shooting and the shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers. She has experience handling online election coverage and providing live social media coverage from multiple mayoral debates and a campaign rally held by President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Mary Grace was involved in the creation of the viral video sensation known as "Piece of Burger", which took the internet by storm in 2015.

Mary Grace was born and raised in Jackson. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2013 where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, the MSU Student Association, PRSSA, PRAM and SPRF.

When she's not working, Mary Grace enjoys working out, cooking, binge watching Grey's Anatomy and spending time with her roomies -- her boyfriend, Fox40 News Anchor Mike Sands, and their sweet rescue pup, Penny.


  • MS Associated Press Broadcasters Award of Excellence: Best Website


  • Mississippi State University, Communications

Recent Articles by Mary Grace

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Miss Mississippi 2019 to be crowned Saturday!

PHOTO GALLERY: Miss Mississippi Pageant 2019

Mississippi Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson’s father killed in situation involving law enforcement

Sewage contamination prompts “no contact” advisory for several Jackson waterways connected to Pearl River

WATCH: 97-year-old paratrooper recreates D-Day jump 75 years later

  300 customers still without gas after late night gas line explosion

  Man accused of killing two women in 2015 shooting spree found fit to stand trial

Gas prices may fall below $2 in some areas this summer

SEC lifts ban on alcohol sales at sporting events

“All of you should be ashamed”: Family of JPD officer who killed self over accusation of teen’s rape says he was a good man

Longtime Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran dies at 81

One seriously injured after Amtrak train wreck just outside of Bentonia

ATTN SHOPPERS: Your Guide to Memorial Day savings

Police officer arrested in homicide of Oxford mother

Study names Byram best place to live in Mississippi

Car crashes into MEA clinic on Ellis Ave.

Mississippi governor leads trade trip to Uzbekistan

“This is so Jackson”: School bus full of kids gets stuck in giant pothole...and Twitter goes nuts

Investigators: Death of man in Walthall Co. being investigated as homicide

  Pelahatchie Bay to partially reopen May 14

Fourteen arrested in large scale narcotics operation in Marion Co.

Operation Real Deal arrests

Teen critical after being shot in head on Metairie Road in Jackson

Storm damage in central Mississippi

  Governor signs fetal heartbeat bill into law

  VIDEO: Chillin’ with Chokwe

List of 37 clergy members accused of sexual abuse released by Catholic Diocese of Jackson

  What is a ‘bomb cyclone’?

State Board of Contractors warns residents of driveway paving scam targeting Rankin Co. homeowners