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Teresa Collier is in charge of News and Public Affairs. She is responsible for the management, development and execution of news content through our television and radio networks.
Collier joined MPB in 1994 as a public affairs producer, where she was co-creator and producer of Statewide Live, a live weekly public affairs program. She also produced MPB’s hour-long legislative program, Quorum. In 2002, Collier was promoted to Senior Producer with the additional responsibilities of developing program content, as well as planning, organizing and producing live election/candidate forums on radio and television.
Collier was named Director of News and Public Affairs in 2005 where she managed the day-to-day operations of statewide news coverage. In August 2005, Collier played a key role in MPB’s round-the-clock coverage during Hurricane Katrina.
Collier is an award-winning journalist and the recipient of several Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters awards for public affairs reporting. As Director of News, Collier contributed to the department’s winning of four national Edward R. Murrow awards for feature and hard news reporting.
During her career, Collier has been a reporter for stations in Alabama and Mississippi. She serves on the Board of the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism Advisory Board.
She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Communications. In 2010 she was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hall of Fame.