The 215 attendees at the 2014 MLA Awards Banquet welcomed guest speaker, Walt Grayson, and his lovely wife. Mrs. and Mrs. Grayson gladly posed for photographs before entertaining the crowd. Thank you, Walt, for agreeing to come and we hope that you both enjoyed the event as well.
Walt Grayson is a 5th generation Mississippian, born and raised in Greenville.
Walt's interest in broadcasting started early. His first radio job was as an announcer for a Greenville station while he was still in high school.
Walt joined the WLBT-TV team as a weather anchor in 1984. Now, he takes viewers on a weekly "Look Around Mississippi" on WLBT, and still serves as an occasional pinch hitter in the Weather Center. In addition, Walt is the host of, and a segment producer for, Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Mississippi Roads.
His hobbies include writing and photography (Walt shoots all of the video for his stories,) collecting old records and “fixing” old tube-type radios.
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.
He is married to his Junior High School Sweetheart, “Miz” Jo.