Senior Political Reporter

Bobby Harrison, Mississippi Today’s senior capitol reporter, covers politics, government and the Mississippi State Legislature. He also writes a weekly analysis. 
 
A native of Laurel, Bobby joined our team June 2018 after working for the North Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo since 1984. He also worked for his hometown Laurel Leader-Call.

Bobby has a bachelor’s in American Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi and has received multiple awards from the Mississippi Press Association, including the Bill Minor Best Investigative/In-depth Reporting and Best Commentary Column. He was recognized for two consecutive years as “Advocate of the Year” for the North Mississippi Special Needs Arc.
 
He is president of the Mississippi Capitol Press Corps Association and works with the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute to arrange luncheons for newsmakers.

“Mississippi needs people to shine light on both its failures and its successes. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer traditional news outlets are able to shine that light. As a journalist, and perhaps more importantly as a native Mississippian, I am thankful there are other outlets — namely nonprofits — able and willing to fill the void.”

— Bobby Harrison