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

Plan in place for Mississippi’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution

  Governor Reeves says statewide mask mandate not best approach right now

  Doctors continue to sound the alarm about Mississippi’s COVID-19 trends ahead of Thanksgiving

  State medical leaders warn of staffing shortages and precautions ahead of Thanksgiving

Frontline workers talk about toll of more than 200 days caring for COVID-19 patients

Churches closely monitoring data as COVID-19 cases continue to increase

  Lawmakers react to Governor Reeves’ executive budget recommendation

  Mississippi’s COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise

  Mixed reactions to Reeves’ comment that Mississippi would not participate in national lockdown

  C Spire expands Mississippi Optical Network to state’s 15 community colleges

  Mississippi Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Reeves v. Gunn case

  Hearing on year-round school model held at State Capitol

  Mississippi lawmakers weigh in on early voting discussions

  Analysis: Mississippi U.S. Senate race

  Political report does not list Mississippi’s senate race as a ‘toss-up’

  Medical marijuana politics heating up ahead of election day

  Mississippi again taking county-level approach in attempt to slow COVID-19 spread

  Mississippi’s hospitals watching increasing COVID-19 trends carefully

  Election day is less than three weeks away. Are you ready?

  Woman facing multiple charges for allowing dozens of teens to drink alcohol during a party

  Mississippi lawmakers hear from doctors on what they’d like to see in next Medicaid tech bill

  Miss. Senate candidates discuss priorities in Washington

Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety discusses first 120 days

  National attention on Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race

  U.S. Senate race in Mississippi: Just more than a month away from election day

  Mississippi legislature works to move around unused CARES Act money before end of year

  Mississippians react to first presidential debate: ‘I could only endure about 10 minutes’

  Sorting through the symptoms: Allergies, Asthma, Flu vs. COVID-19

  Campaigning begins for the In God We Trust flag

Will Gov. Reeves need to amend executive order to allow for state fair crowds?