Wilson Stribling

Wilson Stribling

News Anchor

Jackson, MS

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.

Education:

  • Ole Miss, Marketing

Recent Articles by Wilson

Supermarket, other stores proposed for ‘Village at Mannsdale’

Supervisors give Canton firefighting authority near Gluckstadt

  Mississippi Strong: Veteran recalls Battle of Iwo Jima nearly 75 years later

Centreville students to be taken to different school after fire damages Finch Elementary

Ridgeland files petition to annex 3,000 acres

Millsaps College, Chism Strategies survey examines issues of relevance in state politics

Councilman Kenneth Stokes taking medical leave for 3-6 months

  Ground broken for 2020 St. Jude Dream Home in Lost Rabbit

  Multiple hotels planned or under construction in metro area

Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store coming to Outlets of Mississippi

City approves redesign of soon-to-reopen Northpark cinema

  3 On Your Side revisits serial killer’s link to 1995 murder in Jackson

Air Force airman from Jackson honored as one of the “12 Best”

Closed hotel being redeveloped as senior-living facility

Hooters closes its doors after 17 years in business

Callaway’s Yard & Garden closing Ridgeland store

Tradition-steeped Neshoba County Fair coming next month

  Business Blooming: Amazon fuels local company’s turnaround

Beemon Drugs, a Jackson fixture since 1956, to close

Fallen service members honored in Hinds County Memorial Day ceremony

  Ralph & Kacoo’s building demolished

High water disrupts Amtrak service south of Jackson

Prominent Jackson attorney William “Bill” Kirksey dies at 67

Clinton High School hosting Attaché documentary screening

  Construction to resume at Sulphur Springs Park

  Young robotics students from Madison County win big at world championship

Whole Foods now delivering in the Jackson area through Amazon Prime Now

Police: Theft, bicycle involved in 14-year-old’s shooting death, motive unclear

  40 years later, locals remember the Great Flood of 1979

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