Courtney Ann Jackson

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.

Recent Articles by Courtney Ann

Speaker Philip Gunn looks ahead to 2019 legislative session

Visit Mississippi Director’s experience as part of President George H.W. Bush’s advance team

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

Lab-grown meat: Would you eat it?

Schools and districts discuss how English Language component will impact overall grades

Mississippi Senate special election runoff analysis

Analysts provide Senate debate debrief

Young voters weigh in on Senate special election issues

Absentee voting time frame will be limited ahead of run-off election

Call to action for drivers to pay more attention around school buses

Cindy Hyde-Smith talks strategy as she advances to Senate runoff

Candidate sound-off: Tobey Bartee

Mississippians discuss early childhood issues ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit

Latest polling shows likelihood of Senate special election runoff

What’s behind the latest Mississippi job numbers?

Governor appoints board of directors for Mississippi Lottery

Female corrections officers discuss what it’s like to work inside prison

Mississippi crew rescues woman expecting twins from damaged Florida neighborhood

Push for a Senate special election debate ramps up

Non-profit proposed new program to aid parolees