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Toni Miles Joins WXXV in Gulfport

wxxvToni Miles is joining WXXV, the Fox affiliate in Gulfport, Miss., the Sun Herald reports. She joins the station as an assignment editor but will be reporting and filling in on the anchor desk.

Miles is a former reporter for rival WLOX, the CBS and ABC affiliate. She is returning to television after a hiatus from journalism to focus on her independent film career, according to the Sun Herald.

“As a journalist you have a fire in your belly. If you don’t love this job, there’s no way you can do it. It’s just one of those things you can’t shake,” Miles said. “It always comes back to me no matter what happens.”

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Local News to Debut on WXXV Tonight

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TVSpy told you in May WXXV was planning to launch a local newscast on its FOX and NBC channels. Tonight’s the night the shows for the Gulfport, MS, stations will debut.

The NBC subchannel will air its newscast at 5:30 and 10:00 p.m., while the FOX affiliate will air a 9:00 p.m. show. WXXV’s newscasts will compete with the only other local news in the market on ABC affiliate WLOX.

“Our station needed local news for the future growth of our company,” WXXV general manager Bobby Edwards told The Mississippi Press. “We have 40 employees who all live here locally. We want to be relevant to the local area and to be relevant you have to have local news.” Read more

WXXV in Gulfport to Launch Local Newscasts

After more than a decade without local news programming, WXXV in Gulfport, Miss. will launch two newscasts this fall, according to The Sun Herald.

General manager Bobby Edwards said the station will have 6 and 9 p.m. newscasts, with a morning show potentially added at a later date. WXXV, which is a Fox affiliate with an NBC-affiliated subchannel, will hire 15 full-time employees and several more part-time employees.

“Our decision to produce local news in the market was based on growing the station,” Edwards told The Sun Herald. “We have two of the four major broadcast networks with great network programming and adding local news was the next step to make a difference.”

Currently, the only local newscasts in the Biloxi-Gulfport market are on ABC affiliate WLOX.