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.


  • Ole Miss, Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Courtney Ann

  Task force meets to discuss progress and needs to advance Mississippi’s criminal justice reforms

  Advocates and parents lobby for continued investments in early childhood education

Inauguration Day: Tate Reeves is sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor

  Inauguration 2020: Tate Reeves to be sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor Tuesday morning

  Governor Phil Bryant reflects on his time in office

Anti-gang legislation expected to be filed again in Mississippi Legislature

Gov. Bryant says blame falls on inmates for violence in state prisons, not his administration

New federal law aimed at combating robocalls

  Cecil Brown reflects on 24 years of service and what he hopes for future of Mississippi

Mississippi pastor discusses security measures in wake of Texas church shooting

Vicksburg approves plan to recover unpaid fines by going after income tax refunds

  ESPN reporter’s death prompts questions about dangers of pneumonia

  Mississippi Department of Transportation uses humor and pop culture references for memorable message boards

  Lt. Governor-elect Delbert Hosemann discusses preparations for the 2020 legislative session

Mississippi Congressional leader react to latest in the impeachment process

Proposed Constitutional Amendment would provide strengthened crime victims’ rights

Miss. farmers remain hopeful that a deal will be reached in the US-China trade war

  Future of Mississippi’s flag discussed in shadow of state’s birthday

  Governor-elect Tate Reeves discusses 2020 legislative session

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg makes campaign stop in Mississippi

Financial experts offer tips to better manage your holiday spending

House divided couple creates Egg Bowl rivalry tree tradition

How your holiday purchases are benefiting the shops and the state

National Christmas tree shortage not impacting trees grown in Mississippi

Tips on how to navigate political Thanksgiving table talk

Mississippi gets “A” grade for human trafficking laws

State Auditor’s report reveals Mississippi’s school spending habits

  Some Mississippi students are choosing alternate paths over college

More than half of Mississippi’s schoolchildren didn’t score ‘kindergarten-ready’

Mississippi College Professor of Law explains how the impeachment process works