The American TV station WAPT CH 16 is affiliated with ABC, broadcasting from Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Station facilities and studios are located on Channel 16 Way (off MS 18) in southwest Jackson, and the station is owned and operated by Hearst Television. Many local cable operators provide 16 WAPT coverage, including Breaking News and Weather Radar transmission. WAPT 16 News can be watched directly on a satellite network, over the air with a transmitter, and through the official website wapt.com.
WAPT News features news, weather, sports, entertainment, a news team, and more. The channel’s news section includes local news, coronavirus, national news, politics, editorials, and others. WAPT Weather provides weather coverage, WAPT weather radar, hurricanes, alerts, forecasting our future, and more. Channel 16 Jackson also delivers Blitz 16, Mississippi Matters, scholar-athlete, state of addiction, news we love, and 16 investigates.
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WAPT News Team
16 WAPT News hosts one of the best news personalities in town including Cecil Hannibal, Keegan Foxx, Megan West, Troy Johnson, Jarred Hill, Aixa Diaz, Ross Adams, and Kara Peters. The primary role of these news anchors & reporters is to provide information about national, world, and local events to the public. They are regularly responsible for the following duties:
- Providing viewers and listeners with a better understanding of news stories
- Participate in on-air interviews with reporters
- Obtain additional information or opinions from experts through live interviews
- Report on stories you find
- Data collection, verification, and analysis
- Writing news reports and organizing material
- As breaking news unfolds, report on it
- Develop news shows, including reporting coordination
Keagan Foxx: Anchor at ABC Jackson Mississippi
Lucedale native Keegan Foxx graduated from George County High School and grew up in Lucedale. Her career as a journalist will be able to expand in the Capital City, where she is able to pursue her passion. In addition to anchoring a morning show in Tupelo, Keegan was a reporter in Hattiesburg and Columbus before arriving in Jackson in 2012.
In high school, she covered boys basketball for The George County Times and wrote for the student newspaper, The Student Press. The University of Mississippi was Keegan’s first college after high school. A broadcast journalism degree was awarded to her by Ole Miss.
16 WAPT Weather Team
WAPT Weather team offers amazing weather coverage based on the WAPT Weather radar’s prediction. The team carries the following responsibilities.
- Various scientific techniques are employed by meteorologists at WAPT Weather to understand, analyze, observe, and forecast the earth’s atmosphere. Their main duties include:
- Weather stations around the world, satellites, radars, and remote sensors are analyzed and recorded
- Analyzing observations taken on land, at sea, and in the upper atmosphere
- Forecasting and reporting the weather to customers including broadcast companies, civil aviation companies, and military units
- To make long-term and short-term weather predictions using mathematical and physical formulas and computer modeling applications
- Identifying the causes of climate change and predicting its future
- Making it easier to predict the weather
- Creating reports, reviews, summaries, and research papers
- Researching and keeping abreast of relevant technological advancements
Christina Kay: Weatherperson at WAPT Weather
Christina Kay originally hails from Buford, Georgia, but has resided in Mississippi for the past few years. After school, she watched local meteorologists instead of cartoons because she grew up loving the weather. A tornado of EF 3 hit downtown Atlanta in 2008. Since then, she has been obsessed with all things related to weather. She later earned a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University before earning a master’s degree in Professional Meteorology and Climatology from Mississippi State. Her background includes Colorguard and clarinet sections of the Famous Maroon Band. The Associated Press selected Christina as the recipient of the 2017 Best Collegiate Weathercast award.
In addition to dance, basketball, clarinet, competitive figure skating, and color guard, Christina competed in many sports as a child. While performing in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas alongside millions of soldiers nationwide and overseas as a member of the US Army All American Colorguard in 2014, she was selected for the US Army All-American Colorguard. As part of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band, she was in the parade twice.
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ABC 16 Live TV Listing
Following is the list of shows being aired and transmitted by 16 WAPT including WAPT Breaking News Today and WAPT Weather coverage.
|Good Morning America
|16WAPT 5 a.m. News
|Live With Kelly and Ryan
|GMA3: What You Need to Know
|The Good Dish
|The Ellen DeGeneres Show
|ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
|Wheel of Fortune
|ABC News Nightline
|Jimmy Kimmel Live
|Press Your Luck Whammageddon!
|ABC World News Now
|Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night
|Made in Hollywood
|Black College Quiz Show
|U.S. Farm Report
|Wildlife Nation With Jeff Corwin
|Hearts of Heroes
|Outback Adventures With Tim Faulkner
|The Great Dr. Scott
|Teen Kids News
|Misha’s ‘We Care MS’
|To Be Announced
|Party at the Palace
|Prime Crime With Jesse Weber
|Prime Crime With Jesse Weber
|New Jerusalem Baptist Church
|Ocean Mysteries With Jeff Corwin
|Sports Stars of Tomorrow
|Made in Hollywood
|Joel Osteen Ministries
|Crossgates Baptist Church
|Matter of Fact
About WAPT News
With the airing of Stagecoach West, the station began broadcasting on October 3, 1970. Ahead of ABC’s debut, the network was restricted to off-hours clearances on CBS affiliate WJTV News and NBC affiliate WLBT, with the exception of WSLI-TV 12, which briefly served as a standalone ABC affiliate between March 1954 and June 1955 before merging with WJTV, the channel of which had formerly been 25. Jackson, even with only two networks by the 1960s, was among the nation’s most important markets. On paper, it could have supported three major networks. The Federal Communications Commission has long been rumored not to have granted any licenses to any potential broadcasters in central Mississippi due to WLBT’s discriminatory coverage of African-Americans and hostility towards the civil rights movement.
American Public Life Insurance Company established WAPT, an insurance company that still operates through its affiliation with American Fidelity Assurance. The station was sold to Clay Communications by American Public Life in 1979. On April 30, 1987, in an effort to separate newspaper and television businesses, Clay sold its WAPT television station and four sister stations for sixty million dollars to New York City-based Price Communication; it was approved by the Federal Communications Commission on June 23, 1987.