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

Jim Hood criticizes Tate Reeves’ education ad

  Tate Reeves and Jim Hood discuss education, taxes in second Miss. governor’s debate

  U.S. District Judge hears oral arguments in Mississippi election lawsuit

  Which state has the highest infection rate of gonorrhea? Mississippi.

  Legislative Democrats host Medicaid expansion hearing

  Election lawsuit questions Mississippi Constitutional provision ahead of general election

  State Auditor report reveals weaknesses in state government’s cyber security

  Mississippi Gubernatorial race continues to ramp up ahead of November general election

  Southeastern Regional Opportunity Zone Summit highlights Mississippi’s story

  Mississippi’s archery deer season set to open

  Mississippi reports first vaping-related death

  Mississippi leaders react to impeachment inquiry

  Health-related occupations continue to grow and stay in high demand

  Democratic nominee for AG questions party unity, prompting Jim Hood to respond

  Mississippi establishes two-year trade deal with Taiwan

  Officials: Mislabeled vaping products causing growing concern

  Debating from a Distance: Gubernatorial candidates trade jabs on the campaign trail

  Gubernatorial candidates debating debate details ahead of general election

  MDOT continues push for work zone safety

  Lt. Governor candidates square off in debate

  Parents and nursing providers concerned about proposed Medicaid change

  Mississippi GOP brings all statewide nominees together to campaign

  A change to proposed regulations filed for plant-based food products in Mississippi

  Mississippi coalition makes renewed push for wine in grocery stores

  Federal judge: An outside expert should oversee changes to Mississippi’s mental health system

  Tate Reeves says general election campaign will be ‘hard-fought’

  Mississippi’s 15th annual alligator hunting season opens

  Mississippi Governor’s race heats up with GOP runoff complete

  Mississippi casinos gear up for year two of sports betting and football season

  Reeves and Waller debate less than a week ahead of runoff election