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

Teacher pay raise bill approved by Mississippi Senate

Mississippi politicos react to presidential inauguration

  ‘A couple’ of COVID-19 cases confirmed at the Mississippi State Capitol again

  Vaccines redirected away from hospitals as Gov. Reeves casts doubts on distribution timeline

SWAT teams, sharpshooters on standby at Mississippi Capitol following warnings of potential protests

  Teacher pay raise passes Senate Education Committee

  Mississippians 65+ and those with pre-existing conditions now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

  New state flag flies over State Capitol after ratification

  Mississippi congressman and his predecessor share experience from inside U.S. Capitol riot

Current and former Mississippi elected officials weigh in on U.S. Capitol breach

  Mississippi’s 2021 legislative begins with approval of new state flag

  More than 23,000 Mississippians have now received the COVID vaccine

  Mississippi’s 2021 legislative session schedule in question

  With Miss. healthcare system overwhelmed with new admissions, leaders search for ways to keep going

  Plans to address teacher shortage and pay will be on the 2021 legislative agenda

  Long term care facilities work to keep spirits up despite COVID-19 restrictions

  Mississippi’s frontline healthcare workers line up for COVID-19 vaccine

  State health officer calls on ‘leaders to lead and protect those they lead’

  First allotment on Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Mississippi

  Hospitals facing increased strain as Gov. Reeves suggests he may add further restrictions

  Reeves says Christmas parties at the Governor’s Mansion still on the schedule

Homeschooling increases as fewer students enroll in Mississippi public schools

  Public health alert doesn’t impact plans for some events, but does alter others

Mississippi gaming industry rebounding well after earlier shutdown

  More than half of Mississippi’s counties under enhanced COVID-19 restrictions as hospitals feel strain

  COVID-19 testing demand remains high

  Governor Reeves says statewide mask mandate not best approach right now

  Doctors continue to sound the alarm about Mississippi’s COVID-19 trends ahead of Thanksgiving

State medical leaders warn of staffing shortages and precautions ahead of Thanksgiving

Frontline workers talk about toll of more than 200 days caring for COVID-19 patients