Walt Grayson is a 5th generation Mississippian, born and raised in Greenville.
Walt's interest in broadcasting started early. His first radio job was at a Greenville station while he was still in high school.
Walt joined the WLBT-TV team as a weather anchor in 1984. Now, Walt takes viewers "On The Road" weekdays on WLBT. In addition, Walt is the host of Mississippi Public Broadcasting's Mississippi Roads.
Walt also writes a monthly newspaper article for the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi's newspaper, TODAY IN MISSISSIPPI. And he is the author of four books: Jackson the Good Life; Looking Around Mississippi with Walt Grayson; Looking Around Mississippi Some More! With Walt Grayson, which was awarded the Mississippi Library Associations Non-Fiction Book of the Year award in 2008; and Oh! That Reminds Me, More Homegrown Mississippi Stories with Walt Grayson.
Walt is a member of the Associated Press MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME.
We all know Mississippi has its musical super stars and even some of the lesser stars, but Dr. Jim Brewer took it upon himself to collect the names and stories of as MANY of the people in Mississippi in music as he could find.