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Marlin WilliamsIn 2009, Marlin left broadcast news after 16 years. Currently, he is the Communications Manager for Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association where he handles the internal and external communication. In addition, he works extensively with the Economic Development and Government relations team within the company.

Marlin Williams graduated from Harding University in 1993 with a B.A. in Mass Communication. While at Harding, he received live training as a news anchor and Sports Director/sports anchor for the Harding nightly news. After graduation, Marlin was hired as a sports anchor by WBBJ in Jackson, Tennessee. During his time there, he covered all aspects of sports including several stories that aired on ESPN’s Black College Sports. 

In 1996, he was hired as a sports anchor by WJBF in Augusta, Georgia where he covered the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Masters tournaments, the U.S. Amateur Championship, and two Super Bowls. In addition, he regularly covered the Atlanta Braves, including NLCS and World Series games, as well as Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, and South Carolina. Marlin won Best Sports Reporting two times for the Georgia Associated press, won Best Sports Cast twice, and won Best Sports Feature for Football Friday Night and Masters Report. Marlin was also named Augusta Magazine’s Best Sports Anchor, six of the seven years he worked at WJBF. 

In 2003, Marlin began working for WTVA/WLOV in Tupelo, Mississippi, where he anchored the 6 p.m. sportscast on WTVA and the 9 p.m. sportscast on WLOV. While working in Tupelo, Marlin was awarded several Mississippi Associated Press awards and received an Emmy nomination for producing, writing, and co-hosting First Down on Fox, the football show on WLOV.  

Marlin and his wife Tracy reside in Batesville, Mississippi with their six-year old twin daughters, Millie and Sophie. Marlin serves as a Deacon for the Eureka Street Church in Batesville and is a sought after motivational speaker in a number of venues.