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

Study: Mississippi ranked worst state to have a baby

  What to expect from Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial debate

Mississippi primary election laws: What you need to know

Read to Succeed literacy camp focuses on student needing to pass state reading test

Mississippi ABLE program gives the disabled a chance to build savings accounts

Mississippi WWII Veteran revisits France for D-Day events

Remembering Senator Thad Cochran: Beyond the Politics

  1 in 4 Mississippi 3rd graders fail reading test on their first try

Mississippi federal judge examines case surrounding state’s heartbeat abortion ban

  New Mississippi economy scorecard shows upward trends for jobs and opportunities

Mississippi Governor’s race ramps up

  'Farmers are suffering’: Mississippi soybean farmer talks impacts of tariffs

SNAP ban on drug felons to be lifted in Mississippi

Mississippi launching first teacher residency program

Mississippi legislature creates task force to explore hemp cultivation

Infertility treatments still not covered by insurance in Mississippi

Legal opinion could have ‘devastating consequences’ for Mississippi lottery

Mississippi ranks number 2 for home break-ins, study says

State forensics lab identifying new synthetic cannabinoids

Tate Reeves officially kicks off gubernatorial campaign

Mississippi legislature works to strengthen human trafficking laws

Governor plans to sign fetal heartbeat bill despite threat of legal action

Pending legislation would expand foster care tax credit program

Advocates rally at State Capitol in opposition of fetal heartbeat bill

  Proposed legislation would revive expired film incentives

  Mississippi House gives green light to larger teacher pay increase

Mississippi becomes first state to launch Students Against Violence app

Ole Miss Confederate statue: What’s next?

Mississippi lawmakers are attempting a crackdown on caller ID spoofing

Mississippi lawmakers sound off on fetal heartbeat bill, question its future