Lexi Hughes is a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM 7. She’s originally from Northern Virginia and grew up just outside Washington, D.C.
From a young age, Lexi knew she wanted to be a sports reporter. Her passion for sports journalism took her to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she studied Broadcast Journalism.
Lexi got her start in TV interning at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. and at WDAM’s sister station, WWBT/NBC12 in Richmond. During her senior year of college, Lexi worked as a News Content Specialist at WWBT/NBC12.
During her internships, Lexi helped cover the Congressional baseball shooting in 2017, Redskins training camp, NASCAR, VCU Basketball and much more.
Lexi is a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Capitals.
In her free time, she loves going to Gulf Shores, AL, spending time with friends and family, going to concerts and trying out new places to eat. She’s happy to be only a short drive to family in New Orleans.
Lexi is thrilled to join the sports team at WDAM and is excited to share her passion for sports with the Pine Belt!
North Forrest High School made the decision to cancel the 2020 varsity football season on Monday night due to COVID-19 concerns and unforeseen circumstances, according to Eagles head coach Anthony Dillon.
The 2020 NFL season has already thrown some new challenges to players this season. A group of NFL players from around the Pine Belt spent their off-season training together to stay in top shape for training camp with the help of Traction Sports Performance Mississippi.
The MHSAA announced last week that high school teams can finally get back to practice on June 1st with restrictions. Coaches and athletes must follow the safety guidelines in order to do so and workouts will be voluntary.
While ‘Giving Tuesday’ typically kicks off the start of the holiday season, there will be an added opportunity to give back. Tuesday, May 5th will be ‘Giving Tuesday Now’ to help raise money for local non-profits that are helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bassfield natives A.J. Moore and Cornell Armstrong of the Houston Texans along with C.J. Moore of the Detroit Lions handed out 100 supply boxes to tornado victims on Friday morning at Jefferson Davis County High School.
Social media is one of the few ways people can still keep in touch with friends and family during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wayne Academy cheer team used Facebook to spread some joy with a photo collage to share their love and remind everyone to wash their hands.
Laurel native Keon Howard teamed up with local players to give back to the community by handing out free grab-and-go lunches at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Laurel on Saturday afternoon.
Are you scheduled for a teeth cleaning over the next few weeks? You may want to check with your dental care provider as dentist offices across the nation, including some right here in the Pine Belt, are closing their doors to non-emergency patients due to growing concern over COVID-19.