Mary Grace Eppes

Mary Grace Eppes

Digital Content Manager

Jackson, MS

Mary Grace Eppes is the Digital Content Manager for WLBT and Fox40 News in Jackson, MS.

She is the leader of the Digital Content Team and is responsible for managing, maintaining and creating content on all digital platforms, including WLBT's website, social media and mobile apps.

Mary Grace has been employed at WLBT and Fox 40 since January 2014. Prior to her promotion as Digital Content Manager, she served in the role of digital content producer for two years.

During her time in Jackson, Mary Grace has worked on high profile stories such as the disappearance of Myra Lewis, the murder of Kingston Frazier and the heart breaking deaths of two infants left in hot cars. She also provided coverage from Baton Rouge in the aftermath of the Alton Sterling shooting and the shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers. She has experience handling online election coverage and providing live social media coverage from multiple mayoral debates and a campaign rally held by President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Mary Grace was involved in the creation of the viral video sensation known as "Piece of Burger", which took the internet by storm in 2015.

Mary Grace was born and raised in Jackson. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2013 where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, the MSU Student Association, PRSSA, PRAM and SPRF.

When she's not working, Mary Grace enjoys working out, cooking, binge watching Grey's Anatomy and spending time with her roomies -- her boyfriend, Fox40 News Anchor Mike Sands, and their sweet rescue pup, Penny.


  • MS Associated Press Broadcasters Award of Excellence: Best Website


  • Mississippi State University, Communications

Recent Articles by Mary Grace

Mississippi Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson’s father killed in situation involving law enforcement

SEC lifts ban on alcohol sales at sporting events

“All of you should be ashamed”: Family of JPD officer who killed self over accusation of teen’s rape says he was a good man

Police officer arrested in homicide of Oxford mother

Investigators: Death of man in Walthall Co. being investigated as homicide

Mississippi judge steps down from case involving R. Kelly’s alleged affair with deputy’s wife

Miss. Senate passes bill banning those under 18 from tanning beds

MBI takes over investigation into hit-and-run of pedestrian killed on Hwy 27

  VIDEO: Escaped inmate leads agencies on wild high-speed chase

Van stolen by Madison County inmate found; escapee still on the run

‘TWITTER’S FULL’: MDOT sends hilarious message to distracted drivers

Two children shot on State Street in front of UMMC; police searching for suspect

President Trump heads back to Mississippi in support of Hyde-Smith

Man shot in hand during fight at Meridian mall

Mike Espy accepts invitation to debate opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith on WLBT

VIDEO: Governor Phil Bryant defends Cindy Hyde Smith after public hanging comment

Mississippi trustees approve 3 new historical markers

Magee firefighter killed in crash responding to fire

Alcorn State student killed; crashes into downed tree on way home from Halloween party

Put “fingers in their salads”: Ole Miss professor urges harassment of senators

ACT score flat for 2018 Mississippi high school seniors

Mississippi man arrested in shooting of off-duty NC officer

Ole Miss donor’s name being removed after racist comment

Brookhaven leaders sign resolution asking MHSAA to lift Forest Hill band suspension

Mississippi sends state’s search and rescue assets to Florida as Hurricane Michael approaches

Clinton High School student gets perfect score on ACT...TWICE

AERIAL VIDEO: Ag Commissioner catches wild hogs destroying rice field

MSU, Ole Miss release 2019 football schedules

JSU reaches apparel deal with NIKE

Federal lawsuit filed against officers, City of Jackson after death of woman in officer involved shooting