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

  'I’m going to tell their stories’: Beto O’Rourke visits immigrant families impacted by ICE raid in Canton

  Study: Mississippi ranked worst state to have a baby

  Future of Mississippi’s U.S. History state test unclear as task force recommends its elimination

  Potential Mississippi lottery retailers start submitting applications

  After ICE raids, what happens to children affected?

  Mental illness and the gun control debate: Politicians and advocates weigh in

  Gubernatorial candidates speak at Neshoba County Fair

  Lt. Governor candidates make their pitches to voters at the Neshoba County Fair

  How to find out if Equifax owes you money

  Former FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze appointed to lead Mississippi Dept. of Human Services

  Did the GOP Gubernatorial debate move the needle for voters?

  Republican gubernatorial candidates face off in debate

  What to expect from Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial debate

  How cultural conservative issues are impacting the Republican race for Governor

Mississippi high school teachers being surveyed about U.S. History test

  Mississippi primary election laws: What you need to know

  State agencies are positioning resources ahead of Tropical Storm Barry’s arrival

Mississippi officials continue monitoring and preparing for Tropical Storm Barry

  Movie making is returning to Mississippi following expansion of incentive program

  Mississippi primary election four weeks away

  Mississippi’s Hemp Cultivation Task Force holds first meeting

  Operation Dry Water in effect to keep boaters safe this weekend

  Why an accurate count on the 2020 Census matters

  Federal lawsuit filed challenging Mississippi’s meat alternative labeling

  Teacher pay raise shortfall: What’s next?

Curtis Flowers could face seventh trial

  Supreme Court rules federal courts can’t police partisan gerrymandering

  U.S. Supreme Court throws out death row inmate Curtis Flowers’ murder conviction

  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