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

  Minimum wage under the microscope as Mississippi prepares to end federal unemployment benefits

  Campaign to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot officially launches

  Paperwork filed for ballot initiative seeking to legalize marijuana in Mississippi

  College Board’s upcoming vacancies bring up questions about Governor’s appointment timeline

  Citizen scientists help collect water quality data along Pearl River

  Mental health stigma dissolving some since pandemic put the issue in the spotlight

  State Health Officer: We’re getting gradually closer to normalcy and a mask-free future

  Rising lumber costs have domino effect on new homes being built

Mississippi casinos given flexibility on COVID-19 protocols; some making masks optional

  Potential impacts of American Families Plan for child care in Mississippi

  Mississippi population loss potential factors: healthcare and education

  Census data shows Mississippi’s population declining

  COVID-19 vaccine demand slowing in Mississippi

  Advocates discuss impacts of expanded parole eligibility

  Community meeting aimed at addressing M-Bar violence turns into broader crime discussion

  Councilman hosts community meeting to discuss M-Bar, violence in city April 22

  Mississippians react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

  Tuition set to increase at most Mississippi public universities

  Multi-million dollar grant will address nurse educator shortage

  DPS Commissioner discusses changes approved during legislative session

  Millions in federal dollars help boost Mississippi’s broadband expansion

  Mississippi Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Initiative 65 challenge

  Pause on J&J vaccine not expected to have drastic impact on vaccination rates in Miss.

  Traffic stops under heightened scrutiny following incidents in other states

  Medicaid expansion ballot initiative groundwork underway in Mississippi

  Governor Tate Reeves discusses year two in the fight against COVID-19

  State agencies partner to get vaccines to homebound older adults

  State health officials urge you not to wait for a specific vaccine

  Mississippi lawmakers wrap up 2021 legislative session

  Healthcare workers reflect on the first year and look ahead to year two of fighting COVID-19