Erika Jackson

Professional Experience

2019 to present: Reporter, WINK News
2015 to 2019: Reporter, Producer, and fill-in Anchor, WWSB in Sarasota
2014: Intern, The Today Show and NBC Nightly News in Miami

Awards & Recognition

Finalist in Feature Television Reporting for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards, and Robert Corley Groves Award for Outstanding Achievement in TV Producing.

News Philosophy

Every person has a story. Be honest and transparent while sharing it with the world.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Cheering on the Miami Hurricanes, experimenting with vegetarian recipes, spending too much money at Target and taking long naps.


Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in LGBTQ Studies.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The WINK Weather Authority will never predict snow for SWFL. Every day feels like summer. It’s either hot, hotter, or hottest.


Mullica Hill, NJ.


Baby Bryan Dossantos-Gomes, abducted at 4 weeks old, still missing after 15 years

Baby Bryan Dossantos-Gomes was only 4 weeks old when he went missing 15 years ago. The newborn was ripped from his mother's arms in Fort...
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Donations on Giving Tuesday keep The Shelter for Abused Women and Children going

On The National Day of Giving, Americans come together to give back to their communities. This unofficial holiday takes place each year after on...

Englewood man who saved lives still in search of kidney donor

In January, we introduced you to Sandy Bilsky of Englewood. He's been honored not once, but twice for saving the lives of others, and...

Divers searching Cape Coral canal; LCSO says it’s an active investigation

A Lee County Sheriff's Office investigation is underway as divers spent most of Wednesday morning searching a Cape Coral canal. The canal is located in...

Brian Laundrie died by suicide, family’s lawyer said

Brian Laundrie died by suicide, according to the attorney representing his family. Laundrie, 23, was a person of interest in the death of his fiancee...

Horse attacked, killed by dogs in Hendry County

Community members in Hendry County are keeping their fences locked after a neighbor's two Pitbulls fatally attacked a horse. Hendry County homeowner Kristina showed WINK...

St. Matthew’s House gives away 1,300 turkey dinners to SWFL families in need

More than 1,000 families received a turkey dinner at the St. Matthew's House "Hope for the Holidays" turkey distribution in Naples on Thursday. Lisa Holliday...

Rescued puppy mill dogs one step closer to being available for adoption

A bunch of dogs are patiently waiting for forever homes after being rescued from a puppy mill. Nearly 70 are being cared for at...

Charlotte County veterans honored at William R. Gaines Jr Veterans Memorial Park

Charlotte County is home to 28,000 veterans. An event on Thursday did its best to make sure they felt honored. The county's big veterans event...

2 arrested after ‘deplorable’ conditions discovered at Arcadia dog breeder

Close to 100 animals, including 58 dogs, were rescued from a Southwest Florida dog breeder and are now getting the care they deserve. It comes...

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