Before taking the job as news director for the Jackson, Miss. NBC affiliate in 2009, Stribling had been the station’s morning anchor for 11 years. When current anchor Brandon Artiles announced he was leaving the station for Memphis, Stribling saw the opportunity to anchor again.
“It created this gaping hole for us going into the November ratings [period],” Stribling said. “My General Manager talked about me anchoring, on a temporary basis.”
But the more Stribling thought about it, the more he wanted it to be a permanent move.
“There are parts of that job that I really missed,” Stribling said. “I was probably the happiest I had ever been in at this station when I was doing morning television before. Not to say I was unhappy in any of the intervening years, but that’s when I felt like I was at my strongest – reporting the news every day. And I can’t wait to get back to that.” Read more