Sunya is happy to be back in the south! Born and raised in Chicago, Sunya decided to attend Rust College. Her father was born in Holly Springs, but moved to Chicago in the 1960's. Sunya's mother is from Ecru.
Sunya most recently worked for the Independent News Network in Davenport, Iowa. There, she anchored and produced shows for client stations in Detroit, Michigan; Huntsville, Alabama; and Columbus, Georgia.
Before that, Sunya was the main anchor and producer for WABG-TV in Greenville, Mississippi. She also worked as a newspaper reporter in Chicago and radio news anchor in Memphis.
Sunya is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. When she isn't busy, she enjoys watching "Mad Men", the Biography Channel, and a few reality shows. Sunya appreciates feedback from viewers.
After spending almost a year in the financial investments business, Jim Holder returned to WLOV and WTVA in December 2008. He previously spent ten years in the WTVA Sports department, where he began as a reporter and eventually became a weekday anchor.
Jim has co-hosted the football shows Friday Night Fever and First Down on FOX, and has been honored by the Associated Press for Best Sports Reporting.
Before arriving at WTVA in 1998, Jim was the sports director at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.
Jim and his wife, Nan, were married in 2002 and reside in Tupelo.
Matt is no stranger to severe weather. He became a trained storm spotter when he was only ten years old, and has tracked countless tornadoes from the field and studio. Originally from the small Kansas town of Russell, Matt graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science. He graduated at the top of his class, and was awarded departmental honors for his study of tornado outbreaks.
Matt also spent seven years forecasting severe thunderstorms in West Texas as Chief Meteorologist for KLBK-TV and Morning Meteorologist for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas. While attending the University of Kansas, Matt worked as an on-air meteorologist for KUJH-TV and KJHK-FM, and was an intern and assistant weather producer for KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.
Matt and his wife Emily are happy to call the Magnolia State home, and are thankful for the path God has led them down to bring them to Northeast Mississippi.