Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson

Multimedia Journalist/Producer

Moselle, MS

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

  Interchange project on I-59, MS-42 moving forward

  Stay Up supports young adults struggling with addiction, mental illness

June is Cataract Awareness Month

  Suspect in 2011 Perry County murder case awaits trial

Man charged with first-degree murder in 2011 Perry County homicide

  Fishing program started in Beaumont develops champs

  7 On The Road: A Columbia Christmas Experience

  Perry Co. School District receives grants for summer reading program

  Petal United Methodist Church hosts “Joy Jam”

  Residents concerned about speeding in Richton neighborhoods

Tree falls on home in Hattiesburg, family escapes without injuries

  100-year-old Sumrall bank transformed into local shop

  City employees working without health insurance in Lumberton

  USM student plays lead role in “Wildflowers” movie

  After graduation comes graduate school options

  First steps taken toward new pre-arrest diversion center

  Businesses honor fallen officers in Hattiesburg

  Pine Belt celebrates National Women’s Health Week with free screenings

  Parrot helps Miss. woman recover speech after brain bleed

  Foster care parents needed for kids in Pine Belt

  Pine Belt Federal Credit Union opens Perry County branch

  Pine Belt mail center sees spike in Amazon packages

  Mother struggles without grocery store in New Augusta

  Hundreds of chickens dead after poultry truck overturns on MS highway

  Timberton Softball Complex still damaged after 2017 tornado

  New Augusta struggles without grocery store

  Hustle University steps in to help low performing school

  Damage reported in Perry County after severe weather

  A Hidden Side of Homelessness: Pine Belt lacks shelters for women

  No confirmed cases of measles in MS as outbreaks grow elsewhere