Perry Robinson

Perry Robinson

WAFB Reporter

Perry Robinson was born in Jackson, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016.

During his time at USM, Perry won several awards for his on-campus reporting of the Golden Eagles athletic program and for his contributions to the weekly syndicated radio show he co-hosted called ‘Wise Guys’. He also interned at WAPT-TV back in Jackson in 2014.

In 2016, he won three Associated Press Awards including Award of Excellence for Best Sports Story, Excellence in Journalism for Best Sportscast-Sports Program and First Place for College Radio Best Sportscast-Sports Program. He was also named the 2016 Broadcast Journalism Student of the Year.

After graduation, Perry took a job at WTOK-TV in Meridian, MS where he was a reporter and producer. In 2019, Perry left Meridian to become a reporter at KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana.

During his time at KNOE, Perry received an Emmy Nomination from his reporting of the tornado that struck Ruston, Louisiana.

Perry is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and is a Spring 2014 initiate of the Kappa Iota Chapter.

Perry also has a passion for sports. He roots faithfully for his alma mater and is also a Jackson State University Tigers fan.

Perry is excited to join WAFB as a reporter and ready to call the Red Stick home.

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  • 2020 Emmy Nomination for Best Newscast – Evening Markets
  • 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press – Best Editorial Piece
  • 2016 Mississippi Associated Press – College Radio Best Sportscast Sports Program
  • 2016 Mississippi Associated Press – Excellence in Journalism for Best Sportscast


  • University of Southern Mississippi: Mass Communications-Broadcast Journalism

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