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

  One absentee ballot mistake gets fix in Mississippi with new rule

  Political report does not list Mississippi’s senate race as a ‘toss-up’

  Medical marijuana politics heating up ahead of election day

  Church shares experience of taking COVID-19 precautions and still having outbreak

  Mississippi again taking county-level approach in attempt to slow COVID-19 spread

  Mississippi’s hospitals watching increasing COVID-19 trends carefully

  Election day is less than three weeks away. Are you ready?

  Woman facing multiple charges for allowing dozens of teens to drink alcohol during a party

  Mississippi lawmakers hear from doctors on what they’d like to see in next Medicaid tech bill

  State Officials: Hurricane Delta expected to spend 30 hours in Mississippi

  Miss. Senate candidates discuss priorities in Washington

  Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety discusses first 120 days

  National attention on Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race

  U.S. Senate race in Mississippi: Just more than a month away from election day

  Mississippi legislature works to move around unused CARES Act money before end of year

  Mississippians react to first presidential debate: ‘I could only endure about 10 minutes’

  SEC football returns with changes

  Sorting through the symptoms: Allergies, Asthma, Flu vs. COVID-19

  Campaigning begins for the In God We Trust flag

Mississippi Freedom Caucus asks Gov. Reeves to end executive orders, reform current law

  Political impacts of Justice Ginsburg’s death coming into focus

  Will Gov. Reeves need to amend executive order to allow for state fair crowds?

  DOJ announces $6M grant, implements Operation Pheonecia to halt domestic violence in Miss.

  Six months of COVID-19 in Mississippi: Nurses discuss the impact and losing fellow nurses

  Mississippi leaders caution not to let guard down after seeing improved COVID-19 trends

  Are hospitals feeling any relief as COVID-19 numbers drop in Mississippi?

  Medical marijuana will be on Mississippi’s November ballot

  Governor: Mississippi’s COVID-19 reproduction rate is lowest in the country

  Two appeals in Miss. court system involving reasons for voting absentee amid COVID-19

  Some Mississippians quoted thousands for broadband construction costs in rural areas