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.


  • Ole Miss, Broadcast Journalism

Recent Articles by Courtney Ann

Mississippi Urban Search and Rescue Task Force assists people impacted by Pearl River flooding

  ‘It was like U-Haul city:’ Residents pack up and leave before flood waters arrive

  MDHS discusses largest embezzlement scheme in state history, upcoming policy changes

  Uptick in surprise medical billing prompts legislation push in Mississippi

  DHS Embezzlement Case: State Auditor goes to FBI and makes legislative request

  How TANF dollars are allowed to funnel into non-profits

  Mississippi embezzlement scheme: Red flags raised on TANF spending for years

  Mississippi Senate unanimously approves teacher pay raise bill

  Bill being drafted would require computer science class in Mississippi schools

  Mississippi closely monitoring coronavirus outbreak but no cases currently reported

Teacher pay bill clears first step in Miss. Senate

  Considering potential impacts of the USMCA trade deal for Mississippi

  New details on Parchman’s Unit 29 and what closing it will involve

  ‘Shut it down:’ Families, advocates and celebrities demanding Mississippi prison reform

  Governor Tate Reeves details action steps to restore order at Parchman

  Another attempt to scrap Mississippi U.S. History exam is in the works

Coroner: Parchman inmates killed by ‘blunt force’

  Task force meets to discuss progress and needs to advance Mississippi’s criminal justice reforms

  Governor Tate Reeves discusses next steps for MDOC

  Advocates and parents lobby for continued investments in early childhood education

  Inauguration Day: Tate Reeves is sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor

Inauguration 2020: Tate Reeves to be sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor Tuesday morning

  Governor Phil Bryant reflects on his time in office

  Anti-gang legislation expected to be filed again in Mississippi Legislature

  Gov. Bryant says blame falls on inmates for violence in state prisons, not his administration

  Mississippi’s qualifying period opens for candidates running for federal office

  New federal law aimed at combating robocalls

  Mississippi pastor discusses security measures in wake of Texas church shooting

  Vicksburg approves plan to recover unpaid fines by going after income tax refunds

  ESPN reporter’s death prompts questions about dangers of pneumonia