Christopher Davis has been named Staff Writer/Editor for the Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) Public Relations Department. Davis is a graduate of Delta State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He minored in political science and studied journalism, working for three consecutive semesters on the university’s newspaper, The Delta Statement.
“I got to work on the paper at a very exciting time,” Davis said. “Gov. (Haley) Barbour and (former Gov.) Ronnie Musgrove debated at Delta State. Faculty were sounding off about a pay hike for the college president that left them high and dry. We dug deep for those meaty kinds of hard news stories. It was our golden age. We did a great deal with The Statement while I was on board. I’m glad to have been a part of that.”
Davis, 30, calls Yazoo City his home and that is where his media career began.
“I started at age 19 at WMGO-FM. Jerry Lousteau of Canton owned the station and gave me a shot,” he said. Davis became news director at the station and stayed with the broadcasting company throughout his college career. He also worked as a morning show host for B93 Radio in Madison County.
“I will always love radio, no matter where I go career-wise, but I also love literature, music and print journalism as well,” he said. “I want to put all of those passions to work for me here at MSH to produce the best product I can.”
Davis’ duties will include writing for the hospital’s internal and external newsletters and other employee communications. He has three siblings, one of which is a graduate of Texas A&M. Another is sports editor for The Yazoo Herald and the third is a student in Holmes Community College’s nursing program. His mother holds a full-time job and studies nursing as well, while his father works full-time and manages hobbies in anthropology and crypto zoology.
“I am very proud of my family,” said Davis. “They are achievers and are a big part of what drives me on.”