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

  Read to Succeed literacy camp focuses on student needing to pass state reading test

  Alert issued for extortion telephone scam targeting DEA registrants, including doctors

  Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith writes letter to President requesting temporary pumps to alleviate flooding

  Mississippi Department of Education announces plans to award new special needs scholarship accounts

  Legislative Black Caucus holds Medicaid hearing to gather information ahead of 2020 legislative session

  Rules for admission to the Mississippi Bar set to change

  Mississippi WWII Veteran revisits France for D-Day events

  Federal lawsuit claims Mississippi’s way of selecting statewide officials is racist

  Former Sen. Thad Cochran remembered as a “senator’s senator” at final funeral service

  Governor Bryant holds ceremonial bill signings

  Proposed change to Medicaid State Plan questioned by Mississippi Hospital Assocation

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

Group works for to increase young voter engagement

  Program encourages more women to get involved in politics

  1 in 4 Mississippi 3rd graders fail reading test on their first try

  Mississippi federal judge examines case surrounding state’s heartbeat abortion ban

  New Mississippi economy scorecard shows upward trends for jobs and opportunities

Mississippi Rural Health Task Force holds first meeting

  Mississippi Governor’s race ramps up

  Mississippi abortion supporters and opponents react to Alabama ban

  Proposed regulation change could expand telemedicine in Mississippi

  'Farmers are suffering’: Mississippi soybean farmer talks impacts of tariffs

  Summit focuses on removing stigma surrounding children’s mental health

  Mississippi program matches medical school students with rural communities

  SNAP ban on drug felons to be lifted in Mississippi

  Mississippi launching first teacher residency program

  Gubernatorial candidates make fundraising push ahead of deadline

  Interest in church security training picks up following recent violence in places of worship

  Out-of-state company charged with alleged No-Call law violations

Districts discuss impact of teacher pay raise mistake