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Many Jacksonians equate watching the nightly news with one name: Maggie Wade. A broadcast journalist at WLBT since her senior year of college, Wade has a storied career behind her, as well as an Emmy nomination and more than 500 awards, locally and nationally. Most recently, Wade received the 2014 Woman of the Year Award from the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women.

Other than her daily journalism work, the Crystal Springs native is passionate about several charitable causes—most notably Wednesday’s Child, which produces a segment featuring children hoping to move from foster care to permanent homes. Nearly 7,000 children have been adopted into families thanks to the features, and the United States Congress recognized Wade in 2011 as an Angel in Adoption for her work with Wednesday’s Child. —Kathleen M. Mitchell

WINNER: Best TV Personality

Address: WLBT, 715 South Jefferson Street Jackson MS 39201

Phone number: 601-948-3333


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