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Whitney Vann - Anchor, Weekends With Whitney

5 years ago Tuesday, August 04, 2009 1:48:33 PM CDT August 04, 2009 Tuesday, August 04 2009 Aug 4, 2009 in News Team

For more than 15 years, Whitney Vann anchored WBRZ's popular morning program, 2une In.

Whitney came to WBRZ from WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She first co-anchored 2une In from 1994-1995. She returned in June 1999 and has co-anchored the program since. In between her time at WBRZ, Whitney anchored the 6 and 10 p.m. news for WAPT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi.

Throughout Whitney's years on television, she has won numerous awards. She has won an Edward R. Murrow Award, a regional Emmy and was voted Best News Personality in 2009 and 2010 by Baton Rouge publication 225 Magazine. Whitney was also voted Best Dressed in 2011 for the American Cancer Society ball.

When not on television, you'll likely find Whitney devoting her time and talents to the Baton Rouge community. She is on the board of directors for the United Way, and she holds the Board President position for the Hurricane Katrina relief organization, Angel of God Project. She is also a former board member for the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center. Whitney is also involved in the Junior League, Big Buddy Program, Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, March of Dimes, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Epilepsy Foundation, Dreams Come True, Girl Scouts, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Community Fund for the Arts.

A Glasgow, Kentucky, native, Whitney earned her Masters Degree at Boston University in Television Broadcasting and her undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Mississippi.

Whitney resides in Baton Rouge with her husband Robert and their two children, Reid and Sydney Joy.

 

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