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

Miss. House Representative tests positive for COVID-19

  State Health Officer: ‘Things are getting worse very quickly'

  Mississippi state flag officially retired after 126 years

  Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove reflects on seeing flag change vote 19 years after referendum vote

  Lawmakers react to SEC and NCAA statements on Mississippi state flag

  Mississippi already preparing for possible resurgence of COVID-19 cases in fall

  Statewide poll shows statistical tie on whether to keep or replace Mississippi flag

  Mississippi working to combat unemployment fraud cases

Gov. Reeves preaches importance of mental health during COVID-19 struggle

  Faith, education leaders speak up on calls for state flag change

  Mississippi’s ‘Safe Return Order’ is being extended and amended

  New COVID-19 clinical trial will utilize combination of two historically safe drugs

  Support growing for changing Mississippi’s state flag

  Hospitals feel impacts of Mississippi not seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases

  Miss. officials warn folks to follow guidelines as more reopens

  Peaceful protest takes place outside Mississippi State Capitol

Officials stress ‘one bad day’ could turn coronavirus outlook

  Governor Reeves announces plans for Safe Return order to take effect June 1

  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