Courtney Ann Jackson

Courtney Ann grew up in Corinth, MS, and was thrilled to begin her journalism career right here in her home state. She started working as a multi-media journalist at WDBD/WLBT in November of 2010. Courtney Ann graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Mississippi where she was also a Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College graduate. While at Ole Miss, Courtney Ann worked as anchor, reporter and producer for NewsWatch, the student-run live broadcast. She was selected as the station's only credentialed Spin Alley reporter at the 2008 Presidential Debate that was held on campus. She continued to sharpen her reporting skills while working as an intern for Talk Radio News Service in Washington, D.C. She reported daily on Senate and House hearings, press conferences and various events throughout the city. Her achievements while at Ole Miss include: First Place-Best News Story in College; Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association, First Place-On-Site TV News Packaging; Southeast Journalism Conference, Ole Miss Student Media Center representative at the 2008 National College Media Convention, 2009 Associated Student Body NewsWatch Debate moderator, Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society, Chancellor's Leadership Class, Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Delta Gamma Sorority. Courtney Ann has covered a wide range of stories, including: the Scott Sisters' release, the Mississippi River flood of 2011, former Governor Haley Barbour's controversial pardons, and a paranormal investigation of Vicksburg's Duff Green Mansion…just to name a few! Having grown up in Mississippi, Courtney Ann knows there are extraordinary stories to be told in this state and she looks forward to uncovering more of them. Courtney Ann enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, traveling (her trips abroad have included Spain, Portugal and Italy) and exploring locally owned shops and restaurants. North Mississippi will always have a special place in her heart but she's loved making the Jackson area her home since 2010.

Recent Articles by Courtney Ann

  Mississippi elementary schools accepting 'Next Level Up’ Challenge

Mississippi lawmakers are attempting a crackdown on caller ID spoofing

Teacher pay raise bill sparking questions with educators

Revenge porn bill passes MS Senate

Mississippi lawmakers sound off on fetal heartbeat bill, question its future

Mississippi pension system plans rule change for elected officials

Mississippi sues federal government regarding Mississippi River flooding

U.S. Secretary of Labor tours Continental Tire training center

Landowners Protection Act advancing through legislative process

Criminal justice reform bills advancing at the State Capitol

MDOT’s new website feature aims to improve transparency and accountability

Bible class as an elective in schools proposed by Mississippi lawmaker

Future unclear for bills to expand education scholarship accounts

Governor signs rural internet bill into law; effect may take years

Bill to reinstate administrative forfeitures sparking debate

MDOT prepares for winter weather

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Mississippi Ag and Forestry Museum Children’s Barn

Advocates gather at the State Capitol to push for additional child care assistance

Mississippi leaders explore ways to boost state’s workforce

Parents and students rally for school choice