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

  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

  Detailed number of COVID-19 cases in Miss. nursing homes coming ‘very, very soon’

  Gov. Reeves unveils new programs to assist during pandemic

Mississippi schools to remain closed through rest of semester

Mississippi sees 8,000% increase in unemployment claims since outbreak

African-Americans make up 72% of those who die from coronavirus in Mississippi

  Why are cities issuing orders after the governor’s shelter-in-place order?

  Is Mississippi’s hospital system prepared to handle COVID-19 cases?

  More coronavirus testing means number of Miss. cases will rise. Doctor says don’t be alarmed.

UMMC announces plans to use telehealth and mobile site to speed up COVID-19 screening/testing

Mississippi lawmakers considering transgender athlete policy

  Analysts discuss Biden and Sanders’ chances in upcoming Mississippi primary election

  Pending proposals would restructure IHL Board of Trustees

Miss. parents object to proposed bill that could kick special needs children out of scholarship accounts

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

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

  Uptick in surprise medical billing prompts legislation push in Mississippi

Bill being drafted would require computer science class in Mississippi schools

  Teacher pay bill clears first step in Miss. Senate

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

Gov. Reeves calls for higher teacher pay, safer prisons in first State of the State address