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

  One absentee ballot mistake gets fix in Mississippi with new rule

State Officials: Hurricane Delta expected to spend 30 hours in Mississippi

  National attention on Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race

  Sorting through the symptoms: Allergies, Asthma, Flu vs. COVID-19

Mississippi Freedom Caucus asks Gov. Reeves to end executive orders, reform current law

  Mississippi leaders caution not to let guard down after seeing improved COVID-19 trends

Medical marijuana will be on Mississippi’s November ballot

  Some Mississippians quoted thousands for broadband construction costs in rural areas

The New Magnolia flag designers share background on concept

  Great River Flag: What’s the symbolism?

What consequences could Mississippi college students face for not following COVID-19 guidelines?

Unemployed Mississippians may soon get a $300 boost to weekly benefits

  Flag designers, residents react to final five flag designs

Flag Commission selects 9 designs to advance to the next round of consideration

Mississippi seeing some improvement five months since the state’s first COVID-19 case

Gov. Reeves adds 6 counties to mask mandate, tightens restrictions for bars

Mississippi looks ahead to possible contingency plans if hospitals run out of options to expand capacity

  Mississippi Flag Commission holds first meeting; 600 flag submissions received so far

Mississippi teachers rally at State Capitol for delayed reopening of schools

  State Health Officer: ‘Things are getting worse very quickly'

  Mississippi state flag officially retired after 126 years

  Lawmakers react to SEC and NCAA statements on Mississippi state flag

Gov. Reeves preaches importance of mental health during COVID-19 struggle

Support growing for changing Mississippi’s state flag

Officials stress ‘one bad day’ could turn coronavirus outlook

  Gov. Reeves extends safer-at-home order, will allow parks to reopen

Gov. Reeves appoints new heads of DPS, MDOC

Gov. Tate Reeves launches new social distancing guidelines for 7 Miss. counties

  Salons, barbershops remain closed as Gov. Reeves allows restaurants to reopen

  Patience wearing thin for Mississippians waiting to file for unemployment