Mississippi Today is pleased to announce that journalist Will Stribling has joined the newsroom as a healthcare and breaking news reporter.
Stribling, a Vicksburg native, will cover all things public health in Mississippi with a specific focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. He will look closely at public health trends and challenges across the state, with a keen eye toward reproductive justice and women and girls’ health.
“While the pandemic rages on and we turn our focus to vaccine rollout, we also know we need to ask some tough questions in coming weeks about our government’s focus — or often lack thereof — on public health,” said Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau. “Will is just the right person for this critical work. He’s got a great nose for news, he’s versatile, and he’s passionate about the mission of journalism. The thoughtful, deeply reported stories he’s hounded in his career speak for themselves.”
Stribling, a 2020 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media, was most recently an investigative reporter at the DeSoto Times Tribune. He interned at Mississippi Today in 2019. Before that, he interned in several Mississippi newsrooms, including The Vicksburg Post, Hinds County Gazette, and Wayne County News.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Mississippi Today staff,” Stribling said. “The in-depth reporting from this newsroom keeps Mississippians informed and holds public officials accountable. That work is critical, and it’s something Mississippi Today does with distinction. It’s a privilege to be a part of that mission by reporting on the pandemic and our state’s healthcare system at a time when the general public is more engaged with public health than ever. My goal is to show readers how the complex, multi-layered issues of our public health systems affect them and their families.”
Reach out to Will Stribling at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @WillStribling.