Symphonie Privett joined the WLBT team as an Anchor/Reporter in December 2017.
As a military brat with California roots, Symphonie grew up traveling across the country and overseas.
She graduated from Arkansas State University with a B.S. in Radio-Television.
In 2013, she began her career at KAIT as an Associate Producer for Good Morning Region 8 and later began working as an MMJ for KAIT's evening news shows; covering breaking news, local government, education, crime, and severe weather, among other beats.
During her time at KAIT, Symphonie won 2 Arkansas Associated Press Broadcasters awards on her pieces highlighting organ donation and a young Arkansas woman beating the odds, while living with a rare genetic disorder.
In 2015, Symphonie began anchoring KAIT’s morning news show Good Morning Region 8. When she's not on-air, Symphonie enjoys reading, cooking, exercising, and community outreach through speaking engagements.
Mary Kathryn Russell, a metro-area special education teacher, lost her son Cannon as a result of stillbirth after 37 weeks of pregnancy. She began a t-shirt fundraiser to purchase and donate a "cuddle cot", a device that can be placed under a crib and cools and preserves a baby's body.
After Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher released a statement Saturday saying he won’t spend money with vendors who do not support law enforcement and the military, Governor Phil Bryant released a statement supporting Fisher’s decision.
Finalists for the 2018 International Ballet Competition will be announced Tuesday morning. 32 competitors from 10 countries will be moving on to the final round of the IBC, where they will compete for the bronze, silver, and gold prizes.
Melissa Swope, communications sergeant for the Rankin County Sheriff's Department, said local authorities begin the process by collecting basic information about the child, including their name, age, and what they were last seen wearing.
With the recent rain across the metro, cities are working to get ahead of increasing mosquito populations. Mike McCollum, director of public works for the City of Ridgeland, said the city uses several methods such as public outreach, an adulticide spraying program, and larvicide tablets, in an effort to keep the mosquito population down in Ridgeland. McCollum said the adulticide spraying program, which includes a truck spraying a chemical to attack adult mosquitoes, is what m...
The Mississippi Department of Transportation is participating in an international safety initiative. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's 72-hour International Roadcheck kicked off on June 4 and inspections were conducted throughout the state. The CVSA roadcheck also takes place across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
As Mississippians prepare to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency advises people to take heed of weather warnings as Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto is expected to move toward the Gulf.