Greg Meriwether

Greg Meriwether

WAFB Anchor

Baton Rouge, La.

Greg Meriwether is an EMMY and Edward R. Murrow award-winning anchor and reporter heading into nearly two-decades at WAFB. Greg anchors our 5, 6, and 10 pm newscasts and is WAFB's Managing Editor.

Greg came to WAFB from Kentucky where he studied journalism and history at Western Kentucky University.

"I consider myself a 'purist' in our craft and believe in its history, and meaning," Meriwether said. "It’s our job to simply tell the stories of our time, plain and simple."

Faith, family and animals are really important to Greg.

2018 brought the arrival of what Greg and his wife call a true blessing from God, their first child Jack.

Greg's mother and father both live in Kentucky and he enjoys visiting them as often as he can- taking his wife, son and superstar dog Truman on road trips there several times throughout the year.

Greg has served on numerous boards throughout his time in Baton Rouge and is currently on the Greater Baton Rouge Salvation Army's advisory board and a long-serving member of WAFB's editorial board.

Greg is thankful for the love and support this community has shown him thanks his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all He has provided throughout the years.

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  • 3 time EMMY Award-winning writer, reporter and anchor
  • Edward R. Murrow award-winning writer, reporter and anchor
  • Associated Press News Anchor of the Year 2017


  • Western Kentucky University

Recent Articles by Greg

Louisiana greatly expands vaccine eligibility

  Louisiana greatly expands vaccine eligibility


  FALSE RIVER FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP: Bassmaster Derek Hudnall vs. WAFB’s Liz Koh

  Louisiana’s first female governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dies at 76

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Leroy’s Lip Smack’n Lemonade

  Man in Salvation Army recovery program makes astounding, historic discovery

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Manager of Chicken Shack offers inspirational messages over the phone

  Olinde’s Furniture, local Ashley stores sold

VIDEO: Old Baton Rouge parade found in WAFB archives

Sources: Shooting spree suspect has alleged mental health issues

Judge Robin Free, who is currently on suspension, announces retirement

Tennessee band honors late Norwood man with touching song

Three-legged dog makes amazing recovery thanks to LSU Vet School

Purple Heart, Bronze Star veteran tells his story from Vietnam

  Zachary looks to attract business to area, including new proposed shopping center

  Dardenne officially announces run for Louisiana governor

Friends of a feather: A story about a man and a goose

Blighted property on Government St. to finally come down

Shelter euthanizes dog after owner arrives to claim it