ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Today, veteran journalist Steve Wilson will join Watchdog.org’s new Mississippi Bureau as bureau chief. Wilson previously worked for 6 years as sports editor and columnist at the Vicksburg Post. Prior to his time at the Post, Wilson worked at the Sun-Herald (Biloxi), Highlands Today, LaGrange Daily News, Bama Magazine, and the Mobile Press-Register.
“I am excited to join Watchdog.org, and to help launch a new bureau in the great state of Mississippi,” Wilson said. “As a longtime print journalist, I am looking forward to the opportunity to work in the State Capitol.”
Wilson served in the United States Coast Guard for five years before enrolling at the University of Alabama, where he graduated in 2003. He has lived and worked in Mississippi since 2006. During his stint at the Vicksburg Post, Wilson was honored by the Mississippi Press Association with several awards, including a first-place award for sports column writing.
“Steve Wilson is a perfect fit for our new Mississippi bureau,” Vice President of Journalism Will Swaim said. “He has a long track record of outstanding work in the Magnolia State, and I look forward to working alongside him to help hold politicians in Jackson accountable.”