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.
Tickets to win the home will soon be available for $100 each, with the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. No family has to pay for treatment, food, or lodging at St. Jude, and the Dream Home giveaway helps make that possible.
A crowd gathered outside the Hinds County Courthouse in downtown Jackson to honor those who died in service to their country. The ceremony is held each year to remember Hinds County residents in all branches of the military who died in the line of duty.
On April 17, 1979, the Pearl River reached its highest level ever recorded in Jackson. Homes and businesses from northeast Jackson to downtown were swamped by the area’s worst disaster since the Civil War.
Tougaloo College will soon have a new president. The Board of Trustees introduced Dr. Carmen Walters on Monday morning. She will take over for Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan, who is retiring this summer after 17 years as president.
The center, located at 845 West Amite Street, is typically open only during the day, but through a partnership with the City of Jackson, it turns into a 24-hour operation whenever the temperature drops below 35°.
Ralph and Kacoo’s opened on County Line Road next to the Cabot Lodge hotel in 1990. It closed for renovations in 1999 and never reopened. It has since become an eyesore and a haven for vagrants, with broken windows and open doors.