Healthcare & Breaking News Reporter

Will 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.
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.

“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.”

— Will Stribling