Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson joins WDAM 7 from Tallahassee, FL, where she proudly graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Go Rattlers!) with her bachelors of science degree in broadcast journalism.

Ashley was born and raised in Saginaw, MI, where she attended Saginaw High school, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy and later graduated from Utica High school.

Transitioning into college, Ashley was highly involved with student media. She previously anchored, reported and produced for News 20 At Five, a student-run television station airing to 80,000 households in Tallahassee and surrounding areas. Ashley also served as a senator in the Student Government Association for most of her time in college and Vice President of the FAMU chapter of National Association of Black Journalists.

Ashley previously interned with top 10 markets such as #1 Network CBS National News in New York, NY, NBC4 Sports in Los Angeles, CA and WCTV Eyewitness News in Tallahassee.

One of Ashley's most memorable interviews was with NFL quarterback Cam Newton.

One of Ashley's biggest passions outside of work is service and networking. She has mentored teens in her community for years and organized field trips for students to tour Florida A&M University.

Ashley is an active member of National Association of Black Journalists. She loves traveling, sports, shopping, meeting new people and her Bichon Frise puppy, Lady. You can also find her trying new food, exercising and watching “Queen Sugar.”

Ashley's favorite quote is: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.” -Eric Thomas

If you have a story you'd like to share or advice on a fun place to check out, she'd love to hear from you!

Recent Articles by Ashley

7 On the Road: Leontyne Price, a revolutionary soprano

  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosts state conference at USM

  Experts help you “spring” into healthy lifestyle

  School honors 6th-grader who died from asthma attack with memorial bench

  Pine Belt soldier surprises entire family

  Perry County Vocational Center prepares students for future

  Bulldog Expressions gives students a voice

  New after-school program at Perry Central High School

  USM student says campus smoking ban should be enforced

  Southern Miss hosts Career and Internship Expo

  Richton Schools honored by MSBA as B District

  Perry County preps for future flash floods

Covington County School District hosts job fair

  John J. Jefferson graduate wants to shed light on black history in Columbia

  Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to close Thursday

  Perry Co. officials urge truck drivers to obey weight limit on bridge

  Night to Shine event brings out hundreds in Hattiesburg

USM holds free HIV testing on campus for students

  Pink Ribbon Fund helps people diagnosed with Breast Cancer

  Indian Springs prepares for new fire department