Ashley Jackson is one of WDAM's newest multimedia journalists and a weekend news producer. She joins us from Tallahassee, FL, where she proudly graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Go Rattlers!) with her bachelors of science degree in broadcast journalism.
Ashley was born and raised in Saginaw, MI, where she attended Saginaw High school, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy and later graduated from Utica High school.
Transitioning into college, Ashley was highly involved with student media. She previously anchored, reported and produced for News 20 At Five, a student-run television station airing to 80,000 households in Tallahassee and surrounding areas. Ashley also served as a senator in the Student Government Association for most of her time in college and Vice President of the FAMU chapter of National Association of Black Journalists.
Ashley previously interned with top 10 markets such as #1 Network CBS National News in New York, NY, NBC4 Sports in Los Angeles, CA and WCTV Eyewitness News in Tallahassee.
One of Ashley's most memorable interviews was with NFL quarterback Cam Newton.
One of Ashley's biggest passions outside of work is service and networking. She has mentored teens in her community for years and organized field trips for students to tour Florida A&M University.
Ashley is an active member of National Association of Black Journalists. She loves traveling, sports, shopping, meeting new people and her Bichon Frise puppy, Lady. You can also find her trying new food, exercising and watching "Queen Sugar."
Ashley's favorite quote is: "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful." -Eric Thomas