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.

Contact Perry via email at perry.robinson@wafb.com.

Awards:

  • 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

Education:

  • University of Southern Mississippi: Mass Communications-Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Perry

  EBR teachers, parents, students protest superintendent’s ‘Smart Start Plan’ at school board meeting

  Metro Council votes to rename City Hall Plaza in Downtown after Davis Rhorer

  Family, friends of missing LSU student hold prayer vigil

  Small number of fully vaccinated Louisianians tested positive for COVID

  Community college enrollment down across La. due to pandemic

  LSU students react to video of incident involving Koy Moore, 3 BRPD officers

  Louisiana leaders discuss the idea of a COVID-19 vaccine passport

CDC says people can safely travel again, tourism industry to benefit

  What will Easter Sunday look like in church this year?

  Doctors urge people to stop double booking COVID vaccine appointments

  Could Louisiana universities require students to get the COVID vaccine?

  Comite River Diversion Canal project expected to be complete by December 2022

  Alleged victim of Derrius Guice claims Coach Orgeron contacted her to have Guice apologize

  COVID-19 milestone: local hospitals report no new coronavirus patients

  Can COVID-19 face masks help against seasonal allergies?

  Possible lodging expense reimbursement for winter storm

What’s next for sports betting in Louisiana?

Grocery store workers finally eligible for vaccine after latest expansion

  CDC expected to reduce social distancing recommendations for schools

  Baton Rouge housing market seeing low inventory, surplus of buyers

  City-parish launches EBR emergency solutions site for rental assistance program

  Louisianians who aren’t eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine remain patient

  Officials provide update with winter storm debris cleanup in EBR Parish