Mississippi Stories: Walt Grayson

In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Walt Grayson about his long career as a Mississippi storyteller. Grayson is a life-long Mississippian who was born and raised in Greenville. While in high school, he started his broadcasting career at a local radio station. 

After moving to Jackson after graduation, he worked at various radio stations until moving to television in 1984. He was a weather anchor and feature reporter for WLBT for over three decades before heading back to WJTV-12 (where he actually began his TV career as a part-time weekend weatherman while still working full-time “across the driveway” at Jackson’s WSLI radio.) 

Grayson is also well known as the long-time host and a segment producer for Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Mississippi Roads. Grayson graduated from Mississippi College with degrees in history and Bible. He is married to his junior high school sweetheart, “Miz Jo” and between them they have four children and four grandchildren.


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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.