Courtney Ann Jackson

Courtney Ann Jackson

News Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

Jackson, MS

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.

Education:

  • Ole Miss, Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Courtney Ann

  Governor announces statewide mask mandate and delayed starts for schools in some counties

  Local parents share back to school risk concerns in the age of coronavirus

  Gov. Reeves responds to Mississippi’s high positivity rate; Half of state now under mask mandate

  Report: 71 of 82 Mississippi counties deemed coronavirus ‘red zones'

  Families struggling after added $600 unemployment boost ends

  One Miss. school district goes back to school while others work on reopening plans

  Gov. Reeves adds 6 counties to mask mandate, tightens restrictions for bars

  Mississippi looks ahead to possible contingency plans if hospitals run out of options to expand capacity

  Mississippi Flag Commission holds first meeting; 600 flag submissions received so far

  Mississippi redoubles efforts to manage hospital capacity amid rising COVID-19 cases

  Mississippi teachers rally at State Capitol for delayed reopening of schools

  Mississippi educators express concerns about returning to school amid rising case numbers

  White House COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator Dr. Birx meets with Mississippi leaders

  Miss. State Medical Association calls for statewide mask mandate but Governor sticks with current plan

  Myth busting: Mississippi leaders work to dispel COVID-19 rumors

  Local hospitals are concerned not just about capacity but also staffing

  Mississippi hospitals are filling up and doctors say they need the public’s help

  New COVID-19 study: Reduced death rates, ventilator requirements and hospital stays

  Lawmakers reflect on COVID-19 risks as 8 test positive

  Lawmakers react to news of multiple COVID-19 cases at State Capitol

  Legislature designates some CARES Act funding for distance learning improvements

Miss. House Representative tests positive for COVID-19

  State Health Officer: ‘Things are getting worse very quickly'

  Mississippi state flag officially retired after 126 years

  Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove reflects on seeing flag change vote 19 years after referendum vote

  A look at the Legislative process of changing the state flag

  Mississippi Baptist Convention calls for lawmakers to adopt new flag

  Mississippi Department of Health blames software issues on COVID-19 reporting delays

  Lawmakers react to SEC and NCAA statements on Mississippi state flag

  Mississippi already preparing for possible resurgence of COVID-19 cases in fall