Three WDAM TV personalities were nominated this year for the popular Festival South Best of the Pine Belt competition.
Reporter, Margaret Ann Morgan, Weatherman Rex Thompson, and former anchorman Randy Swan have all been named finalists.
Margaret Ann Morgan, an Ole Miss graduate, is the 6:30 p.m. anchor for WDAM and is the Hattiesburg City Hall beat reporter. Morgan was named best TV Reporter by the MAPB in 2014. Morgan is active on social media, likes to be outdoors, and antique shop.
Rex Thompson is best known for being the News 7 Sunrise goofy weatherman. Rex has been giving the early risers of the Pine Belt their weather for over six years next to morning anchors Miranda Beard and Mike McDaniel. Most residents recognize Rex because he wears tennis shoes with his suit while giving his forecast.
Randy Swan retired from anchoring the 6 p.m. news in February. Randy was a part of the WDAM News team for 38 years. He is, and always will be, the face of WDAM news. Randy's legacy lies in his fair and balanced reporting, and love for election coverage.
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