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

  Reeves: Shelter-in-place order won’t drastically alter life of those already taking precautions

  Lauderdale Co. becomes first county issued shelter-in-place order from governor

  Is Mississippi’s hospital system prepared to handle COVID-19 cases?

  Don’t let your guard down in fight against coronavirus, Miss. officials warn

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: Breaking down essential vs. non-essential businesses

  More coronavirus testing means number of Miss. cases will rise. Doctor says don’t be alarmed.

  UMMC announces plans to use telehealth and mobile site to speed up COVID-19 screening/testing

  For Mississippi family with immunocompromised son, COVID-19 brings new threat

  Mississippi lawmakers considering transgender athlete policy

  Voters weigh in on what’s motivating them for the Mississippi primary elections

  Analysts discuss Biden and Sanders’ chances in upcoming Mississippi primary election

  Mississippi Community College faculty and staff make the case for more funding

  Which bills survived and died on committee deadline day at the State Capitol

  Miss. woman says she was threatened with fines, jail time for offering weight-loss program

  Campaign for constitutional amendment aims to give crime victims a voice

  Pending proposals would restructure IHL Board of Trustees

  Miss. parents object to proposed bill that could kick special needs children out of scholarship accounts

  Eight elected officials announce party switch, join Mississippi Republican Party

  EXCLUSIVE: Two DHS embezzlement case defendants appear in court

  'We’re very thirsty for answers’: Anxious residents now trying to check on their flooded homes

Mississippi Urban Search and Rescue Task Force assists people impacted by Pearl River flooding

  ‘It was like U-Haul city:’ Residents pack up and leave before flood waters arrive

  MDHS discusses largest embezzlement scheme in state history, upcoming policy changes

  DHS Embezzlement Case: State Auditor goes to FBI and makes legislative request

  How TANF dollars are allowed to funnel into non-profits

Mississippi embezzlement scheme: Red flags raised on TANF spending for years

  Bill being drafted would require computer science class in Mississippi schools

  Mississippi closely monitoring coronavirus outbreak but no cases currently reported

Teacher pay bill clears first step in Miss. Senate

  New details on Parchman’s Unit 29 and what closing it will involve