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

  Gov. Reeves extends safer-at-home order, will allow parks to reopen

  Gov. Reeves wants to see an investment in workforce training

  Gov. Reeves appoints new heads of DPS, MDOC

  Mississippi working on COVID-19 contingency plans for November election

  Gov. Reeves: ‘I made a mistake because I identified essential versus nonessential’

  Mississippi legislature approves $300 million dollar small business relief plan

  Mississippi: Determining where to crack down more on COVID-19

  Gov. Tate Reeves launches new social distancing guidelines for 7 Miss. counties

  Gov. Reeves: ‘I do not want you to wake up in August with no job to return to’

First Lady Elee Reeves donates blood, encourages others to do the same

  'I have to do what I believe is right’: Gov. Reeves extends safer-at-home order, reopens salons, gyms

  Gov. Reeves, Lt. Gov. Hosemann find common ground after week of political sparring

  ‘We are still in the heat of this battle,' Reeves says in push to reopen Miss.

  Governor and Miss.Legislative leaders stand by positions on CARES Act spending

  Salons, barbershops remain closed as Gov. Reeves allows restaurants to reopen

  Political tug-of-war in state capitol over who gets to spend $1.25B in federal cash

  Federal CARES Act Money: Who has the spending authority?

  Sen. Hyde-Smith: ‘I don’t think we’re going to go back to business as normal’

  Reeves: Education, small businesses among top priorities in $1.25B relief fund

  Mississippi testing supplies and capabilities increasing but demand decreasing

  Some retail stores can open under new executive order; Hair salons, gyms to stay closed

  Patience wearing thin for Mississippians waiting to file for unemployment

  Shelter-in-place order not likely to be extended in its entirety, says Gov. Reeves

  More than 52,000 Mississippians have now been tested for COVID-19

  Detailed number of COVID-19 cases in Miss. nursing homes coming ‘very, very soon’

  Gov. Reeves extends shelter-in-place order but loosens some restrictions

  How Mississippi is approaching the question of reopening the economy

  Gov. Reeves unveils new programs to assist during pandemic

  Mississippi schools to remain closed through rest of semester

  Miss. deals with simultaneous disasters as deadly storms hit amid COVID-19 crisis