Walt Grayson is a life-long Mississippian. He was born and raised in Greenville where he started his broadcasting career at a Greenville radio station while he was still in high school. After moving to Jackson shortly after graduating he worked at various radio stations over the years, making a move to television in 1984. He was a weather anchor and feature reporter for WLBT for over three decades before coming back home to WJTV-12 where he actually began his TV career as a part-time weekend weatherman while still working full-time “across the driveway” at Jackson’s WSLI radio.
Walt graduated from Mississippi College with degrees in history and Bible.
He is married to his junior high school sweetheart, “Miz Jo” and between them they have four children and four grandchildren.
Walt is also the longtime host of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s popular show, “Mississippi Roads.”
“I feel very fortunate to be at WJTV,” Walt Says. “Most of my old broadcast buddies are retired. But I am still getting to explore new adventures that I had never been given the chance to explore before. It makes life interesting!” says Walt.
Walt Grayson grew up in Greenville where he started his broadcasting career at one of the Greenville radio stations while he was in high school.
He moved from radio to television in 1984 when he became a weather anchor and occasional feature reporter for Jackson’s WLBT-TV. He spent three years as chief meteorologist. Over the years that job flip flopped into him being an occasional weatherman and full-time feature reporter.
Walt has made a move up the dial and is now the full-time lifestyle and feature reporter for WJTV, channel 12 in Jackson.
He has written 4 books about his travels around Mississippi and writes a monthly column for the Electric Coops of Mississippi’s newspaper.
He is the host and a segment producer for Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Mississippi Roads. He is also in the Mississippi Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
He is married to his junior high school sweet heart. Between them they have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 3 GREAT grandchildren.