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School of Media and Communication

Dave Vincent

Dave Vincent joined WLOX-TV in Biloxi in 1977 and worked as a reporter, anchor, assignment editor and news director before becoming station manager in 1996. Under his leadership, the WLOX news department won numerous national awards, including the prestigious Peabody, duPont and Murrow awards in 2006 for the station’s heroic twelve days of coverage of Hurricane Katrina.   He was inducted into the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Southern Miss School of Mass Communication and Journalism Hall of Fame in 2011.  He holds bachelor’s degrees from the College of the Ozarks and the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in public relations from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He is a member of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism Advisory Board.