Renee Johnson

Renee Johnson

Digital Content Director

Biloxi, MS

Renee Johnson is the Digital Content Director for WLOX. And while you may not know her, if you're a regular commenter on the WLOX Facebook page, she probably knows you!

Renee has been working at the station since she was a senior at Ocean Springs High School back in 1993. As a teen, she co-hosted two of the station's "Viewpoint Youth" talk shows, but fell in love with writing and all the behind-the-scenes work.

After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Renee worked as a producer for years before making the jump to WLOX.com.

She's especially proud of being part of the team that kept WLOX on the air before, during and after Hurricane Katrina's landfall in 2005. That work won the station several major journalism awards, including a Peabody, an Emmy, and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

"Every night growing up, my family sat around the dinner table and watched WLOX News. I've been lucky enough to learn from and become friends with so many of those people I looked up to as a kid."

Renee has actually spent so much time at the station over the years, she married one of her co-workers, and almost went into labor in the newsroom. She currently lives in Diamondhead with her husband, and their two children.


Recent Articles by Renee

Mississippi governor asks for federal fisheries disaster declaration

Every AG in America calls for automatic student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

Rep. Steven Palazzo reacts to passage of funding bill

Walmart wants to hire more truck drivers, and they’re increasing pay to do it

Here’s why your Mississippi Power bill may be lower in February

Civil rights icon James Meredith to take part in coastwide MLK celebration

TripAdvisor names Half Shell Oyster House among the nation’s best

Former hospital employee sentenced for photographing child patients