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

Carroll Co. man busted for making moonshine... again

Mississippi’s Hemp Cultivation Task Force holds first meeting

The story behind the decades-long break for July 4th celebrations in Vicksburg

Why an accurate count on the 2020 Census matters

Mississippi WWII Veteran revisits France for D-Day events

Remembering Senator Thad Cochran: Beyond the Politics

Gold Star family honors their son’s life and service this Memorial Day

Mississippi abortion supporters and opponents react to Alabama ban

SNAP ban on drug felons to be lifted in Mississippi

Mississippi launching first teacher residency program

DECISION 2019: Lt. Governor candidates weigh in on teacher pay issue

Tate Reeves officially kicks off gubernatorial campaign

Statewide survey reveals voters’ thoughts on policy issues

Mississippi teachers are in fighting mode after legislative session actions

  Mississippi legislature works to strengthen human trafficking laws

  Lawmakers considering new budget proposals following improved revenue outlook

Mississippi teachers playing waiting game on pay raise proposal details

Governor plans to sign fetal heartbeat bill despite threat of legal action

  Mississippi lawmakers are attempting a crackdown on caller ID spoofing

Revenge porn bill passes MS Senate

  Mississippi lawmakers sound off on fetal heartbeat bill, question its future

  Mississippi will have a major political mix-up following 2019 elections

Sen. Gray Tollison sworn in as new Senate Pro Tempore

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves makes gubernatorial bid official

Mississippi’s population is declining

  Mississippi’s DUI laws have changed in past five years

Consumer Warning: Netflix phishing scam circulating

More than 500 Mississippi bridges remain closed

Public Service Commission says cell coverage maps are inaccurate

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner is pushing for truth-in-labeling on lab-grown meat