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.

Recent fish kills a concerning nuisance to Charlotte County community

Homeowners in a Charlotte County neighborhood report dead fish are popping up in a canal behind their homes. The say it’s been happening for...

New home threatens to block view for some Gulf Cove homeowners

Every day, every night, Lance James enjoys a view of the Myakka River from his living room. "I have the El Jobean bridge right there...

Punta Gorda neighbors upset about vacant home infested by rats and snakes

A vacant home in a Southwest Florida neighborhood is being taken over by rats and snakes. The problem at the empty house is also...

Rep. Greg Steube, serving on Judiciary Committee, reacts to impeachment hearing

The next phase of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is underway on Capitol Hill, now in the Judiciary Committee. Four constitutional experts, three...
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Census resumes in Southwest Florida with new ways to respond

One of the most critical pieces delivered to your mailbox in the last decade is the 2020 U.S. Census survey. For the first time,...
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Florida public schools will see changes to the curriculum

Florida schools are preparing for changes to the curriculum. The state education commissioner, Richard Corcoran, went to Charlotte County to speak with school leaders,...

Charlotte County taking FEMA to federal court over $5.4M in Hurricane Charley relief funds

Charlotte County recently lost a legal battle with FEMA over the money being used to repair 15-year-old damages from Hurricane Charley, which will put...

Small victory for neighbors near proposed Charlotte Harbor apartments development

Neighbors like Nancy Plymale say there's a lot to love about the quiet Charlotte Harbor neighborhood of Tala Lakes. A nearby 7.5 acres plot of...

Punta Gorda Airport to see big changes with $6 million in grants

The Federal Aviation Administration will allocate $6 million in grants to improve the Punta Gorda Airport with more flights and a new tarmac. The new...

How to prevent porch pirates getting your gifts this holiday season

With the holidays approaching, it’s a wonderful time of year for gathering in good cheer with friends and family. It’s also a perfect time...

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