Meet the Staff


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Wilton C. Jackson, II | Director, Senior Editor, Founder

Jackson is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. He is currently a second-year graduate student at Louisiana State University, pursuing a Master of mass communication degree. Jackson interned at ESPN, where he worked on the copy desk and the personalization team in Bristol, Connecticut. He aspires to turn his passion for journalism and sport analysis into a professional career.

 Anna M. Francis | News Editor, Weather Contributor

Francis is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in  broadcast journalism. She is the youngest of four children, a third generation musician, and the first person to graduate from college in her family. Francis is currently an associate producer for WLBT-Channel 3 News in Jackson, Mississippi.

 Allysa Cole | World News Contributor

 Cole is a native of Detroit, Michigan. She is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in broadcast journalism and media production. Cole is currently working as a website/digital content producer at WDAM-TV News in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

IMG_1334 Natasha Jackson | Life Contributor 

Jackson is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in English from the University of Mississippi. Jackson then returned back to school at the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her masters in social work. She now works in her field and enjoys writing to express her thoughts on life.

IMG_3702Kierra Garner | Education Contributor

Garner is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with Bachelor of Science in elementary education with endorsements in reading and mathematics. Garner works at Gary Road Elementary School where she teaches second grade and is currently finishing her graduate degree in education at Delta State University. Garner takes pride in education and demonstrates a true passion for educating young minds.

IMG_1199Julius Kizzee | Sports Contributor

 Kizzee is a native of Houston, Texas. He is a senior broadcast journalism student at the University of Southern Mississippi. He served as a co-host on The Wise Guys Sports Show. He worked as a sports reporter for The Student Printz newspaper, BigGoldNation.com and a reporter for Southern Miss Today radio station. He currently serves as the sports editor for The Student Printz newspaper.

RDR Bio PhotoAndrew Porter | Sports Contributor

Porter is a native of Conyers, Georgia. He is a senior journalism major at the University of Georgia. He is the co-executive producer of ELITE (Exceptional Leaders Identifying Talents of Everyone), membership relations chair of NABJ and the vice president of the Zeta Pi of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Porter has dreams of working for a large entertainment, news, or sports media company.

FullSizeRender Perry Robinson | Sports Contributor

Robinson is a recent graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in broadcast journalism major. He served as a reporter for Southern Miss Athletics and the on-campus news station, HubCity TV. Robinson has aspirations of becoming a reporter or broadcaster for a major sports media company.

blogJordan Crump | Sports and News Contributor, Social Media Consultant

Crump is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in broadcast journalism. He interned as a reporter for WDAM Channel 7 news and has a dual interest in sports and news. Crump currently works as journalist, videographer for WLBT News in Jackson, Mississippi.

HeadshotMalika Andrews | Sports and News Contributor 

Andrews is from Oakland, California. She is a senior, studying organizational communication with a focus in journalism at the University of Portland. Currently, Andrews serves as the sports editor of her school paper, The Beacon, an award winning paper and multimedia outlet. Additionally, she interned at KOIN-TV, a CBS affiliate in downtown Portland. Andrews completed the 2016 Sports Journalism Institute Program and is currently interning in the sports department at The Denver Post.  In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses, writing fiction, trying on shoes and reading biographies on powerful women.

IMG_9452Jillian Gordon | Life Contributor, Social Media Consultant

Gordon is a native of Columbus, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations with a minor in psychology. She was afforded the opportunity to intern with various festivals, one being the annual Essence Music Festival held in New Orleans, Louisiana. She aspires to be a special events producer for a major event production company.

(null)Christian King | Sports Contributor 

King is a native of Bronx, New York. He is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in business management.  King plans to pursue a master’s degree in sports management with the desire to become a general manager for a professional organization or an athletic director for a major college program.