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

DOJ announces $6M grant, implements Operation Pheonecia to halt domestic violence in Miss.

Six months of COVID-19 in Mississippi: Nurses discuss the impact and losing fellow nurses

  Are hospitals feeling any relief as COVID-19 numbers drop in Mississippi?

  Medical marijuana will be on Mississippi’s November ballot

  Governor: Mississippi’s COVID-19 reproduction rate is lowest in the country

  Two appeals in Miss. court system involving reasons for voting absentee amid COVID-19

  ‘In God We Trust’ flag selected by Mississippi commission to appear on November ballot

  Governor explains Labor Day is reason for extending Safe Return Order

  Only two remain, which flag will end up on the November ballot?

  What consequences could Mississippi college students face for not following COVID-19 guidelines?

  Unemployed Mississippians may soon get a $300 boost to weekly benefits

  State leaders comment on decreased COVID-19 testing numbers

  Flag designers, residents react to final five flag designs

  Flag Commission selects 9 designs to advance to the next round of consideration

  Paperwork filed for initiative to put four Mississippi state flags on 2021 ballot

  From hair loss to mystery rashes, some are feeling the long-term impacts of COVID-19

  Mississippi seeing some improvement five months since the state’s first COVID-19 case

  Lawmakers return to Capitol, override Governor’s veto on education budget

  Lawmakers discuss safety plans for their return to State Capitol

Miss. native and assistant to the president, Dr. Fleming discusses state’s COVID-19 response

Mississippi schools have guidelines if and when a COVID-19 case is reported

  Governor announces statewide mask mandate and delayed starts for schools in some counties

  Gov. Reeves responds to Mississippi’s high positivity rate; Half of state now under mask mandate

  Report: 71 of 82 Mississippi counties deemed coronavirus ‘red zones'

  Families struggling after added $600 unemployment boost ends

Gov. Reeves adds 6 counties to mask mandate, tightens restrictions for bars

  Mississippi looks ahead to possible contingency plans if hospitals run out of options to expand capacity

  Mississippi Flag Commission holds first meeting; 600 flag submissions received so far

  Mississippi redoubles efforts to manage hospital capacity amid rising COVID-19 cases

  Mississippi teachers rally at State Capitol for delayed reopening of schools