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Meet the News Team







Earl returns to The Delta News as it's prime evening anchor, after several years in Baton Rouge.

Earl brings a wealth of experience from across the country and a variety of roles in TV and Radio.

You'll see him nightly on The Delta News.





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Woody Wilkins is the Assignment Manager for The Delta News.

You can reach Woody at






Makayla is a proud native of the Mississippi Delta. She is proud to call Greenville, Mississippi home. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Media & Entertainment Arts. Makayla has a true passion to create and be a storyteller. 







Candi Stone

Candi grew up in Water Valley and spent every morning watching local television with her dad. In high school, she had the opportunity to read the prime time lineup on the local station, and loved it. She enjoys engaging the community and being in a position to tell people about upcoming events, as well as the movers and shakers who make those events possible. Candi loves the Delta more than any other place. Except, possibly, the kitchen. Candi loves to cook. And the sweeter the dish, the happier she is. 




Tony Fruits interned at WEWS NewsChannel 5 in Cleveland Ohio, for three months prior to beginning his Broadcasting career in July 2006. It all started at Salem Communications where he was a Board Operator for Nationally syndicated shows Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt. He soon took his talent to voiceover work on various commercials, promotions and psa’s. The idea of being behind the golden microphone and lending his voice became first priority. In January 2008 he began Anchoring, Producing and being a Traffic Mobile Driver for Metro Networks a Westwood One Company where he Anchored News, Sports, Weather and Traffic. He also became part of the Sports Media where he Reported on the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Indians. Being a diehard Cleveland Sports Fan this was right up his alley. Although he was a diehard fan it could not hold a candle to Anchoring and Reporting News. During this time Anthony was also very active in his Church home and revered that same Passion of Anchoring and Reporting for reading and understanding the Word of God which had also been a priority beginning church at a young age. The two together sparked a “cos-mic brainstorm explosion” for a show of his very own in January 2012, “The Bro-tha Tony Fruits Show!” The rest is history. He is a lover of Jesus Christ, as well as Radio and TV and looks forward to making a large impact in Broadcasting and Church Ministry.
















Christopher Mathis is the Chief Meteorologist for The Delta News and has covered weather in the Delta since 2002.

Some of his favorite things (in no particular order) are pepperoni pizza, the Alabama Crimson Tide, fried cheese, Dr. Phil, and the New York Mets.

You can contact Chris at




Ashley Renee has had a fascination with weather and understanding how it works ever since she was six years old. She knew then she wanted to be a meteorologist.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Xavier University of Louisiana, a certificate in Movie & TV Production from Georgia Piedmont Technical College and a Bachelor of Science in Geoscience (Broadcast Meteorology) from Mississippi State University.

She proudly calls New Orleans home and Atlanta her second home. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking/cooking and playing with her rabbits. She can be reached at






Stephen Robinson, sports anchor for The Delta News, is proud to have called the beautiful Delta home for nearly 25 years.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys hanging out with his wife and two daughters, listening to music of the 70's/80's era (an avid Jackson 5ive fan), and cheering on his favorite teams (Go Noles, Fins, Heat, and Fish).

You can reach Stephen at, find him on Facebook or Twitter @TheDeltaSports