Karrie Leggett-Brown graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Before graduation, Karrie landed a position as a reporter/photographer for WDAM 7. She worked her way up the ranks at the station to eventually become an evening anchor. She is now the medical reporter for the station's weekly segment Medical Housecall.
The Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Mississippi State Medical Association are voicing their concerns for the health of students, teachers and staff as schools prepare to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In less than two weeks, the Hattiesburg Public School District will open with kids in the classroom. There have been questions and concerns about going back to school safely, for both students and teachers.
What started out as a routine pediatrician visit for a two-week old baby turned into a lifetime of heart surgeries for her. Her father, Lance Sanderford said that two-week-old is now 18-years-old, and blood donations have been just as important in keeping his daughter alive as the heart procedures.
With businesses reopening in the Pine Belt, that means more parents are back to work and their kids are back in daycare. One Hub City daycare, Creative Kids Christian Learning, explained how its staff and teachers are keeping little ones safe and giving parents peace of mind.
Educators from districts around the Pine Belt were hard at work Wednesday figuring out how to continue distance learning after Gov. Tate Reeves ordered schools remain closed for the rest of the semester during a Tuesday afternoon address.