Steven Williams

Steven Williams

Evening Anchor

Moselle, MS

Anchor of WDAM's 5, 6, and 10 o'clock evening newscasts, Steven is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience in broadcast, print, and online media. During his two decades as a field reporter, he covered just about every kind of story that you might expect could happen in South Mississippi, ranging from hurricanes to presidential campaign rallies to a law enforcement raid on a backwoods moonshine still.

"If there's a more consistently interesting job than mine, I don't know what that might be," he says. "And it's a privilege to be able to serve the people of my home community."

A native son of Laurel with deep family roots in the Pine Belt, Steven is a proud alumnus of Northeast Jones High School, Jones County Junior College, and the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism, graduating summa cum laude through the Honors College.

Off-camera, Steven is an avid traveler whose journeys to date have taken him to 17 countries on six continents, most recently Australia and New Zealand.

Back home in Lamar County, you might find Steven bicycling or walking the Longleaf Trace. "One of the best things that's ever been done for the Hattiesburg area," he calls this 41-mile-long rails-to-trails conversion. "To all the folks who made it happen, I say thank you."

Recent Articles by Steven

  Jones County Schools superintendent discusses back-to-school plan

  Catching up with freshman lawmakers at the Capitol

  Hattiesburg collecting revenue from 1% sales tax

  Pink Up: Laurel hospital hunts elusive breast cancer with latest tech

  Vaping becomes problem in schools as trend grows

  More choices for Generation Z, many skipping college for careers

  What you need to know ahead of election day

  HPSD prepares after bond renewal vote, Jeff. Davis County District waits

Pink Up: Where we stand in the fight against breast and other cancers

Retiring broke: Are you saving enough for retirement?

70 years of Sanderson Farms: Homegrown company now a $3 billion powerhouse

Special report: Confederate History in the Pine Belt

Wesley targets obesity link to cancer

What you need to know ahead of the primaries

C Spire to hold major technology event in Mississippi in April

Helping financial educators pave the road to higher credit education in Mississippi

Safe Zones: How to protect yourself with online transactions

CardFlight and Security Card Services enter into mobile payments partnership

Dunkin' Donuts seeks franchise candidates in Alabama and Mississippi

Postal Service kicks off Dog Bite Awareness Week

Raytheon completes Mississippi factory expansion to meet expected demand for defense technologies

Laurel authors share magical coming-of-age tale in new book

MDOT’s District Six in South Mississippi offers April 2015 project update list

Raising awareness to protect women against sexual assault