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.

Education

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.

Hometown

Mullica Hill, NJ.

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Arcadia park dedicated to three brothers killed in house fire

A house fire took the lives of three young boys in Arcadia back in 2017. Out of the tragedy grows promise, the boys' family tells...
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Puppy found dead in Charlotte County, possibly dragged to death

Dog owner Theda Porter was driving to work Wednesday morning when she spotted a decomposed four-legged animal along the road in the Gulf Cove...
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Hurricane Charley 15 years later: A community in ruins left stronger, better

If you were in Southwest Florida in 2004, it's a day you will never forget. Hurricane Charley made landfall as a Category 4 storm...
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Florida Tracks & Trails abruptly closes; owner claims ‘terrible professional advice’

A place for athletes and families, the 1,000 acres of Florida Tracks and Trails in Charlotte County was an attraction for adventure seekers, until...
Totaled car in Rotonda West. (Credit: Sean Raspatello)video

Neighbors in Rotonda West want Charlotte County to deter speeding cars

People in Rotonda West are pushing for change after waking up to the aftermath of a car crash Tuesday morning. Witnesses said they walked outside...
Toilet explodes after a lightning strike hits a septic tank at a Port Charlotte home. (Credit: Marylou Ward)video

The case of the exploding toilet in Port Charlotte

We told you about the case of an exploding toilet on Monday in Port Charlotte after lightning destroyed a septic system. Two days later, the...

FEMA wants more than $14 million back from Charlotte County for Hurricane Charley damage

Next week marks 15 years since Hurricane Charley destroyed parts of Charlotte County, causing $15 billion in damage. FEMA covered $62 million of the county's...
Toilet explodes after a lightning strike hits a septic tank at a Port Charlotte home. (Credit: Marylou Ward)video

Toilet explodes after lightning strikes a Port Charlotte home septic tank

We are getting our look at the damage left behind when a septic tank got hit by lightning, causing a toilet to explode over...
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Punta Gorda planes made emergency landings, fueled with diesel exhaust fluid

Two medical transport planes had to make emergency landings with patients on board back in May after the company claims a worker at Punta...
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Couple says contractor has left them $300K out of pocket with no liveable home...

Three years and $300,000 later, a viewer says he's left with a house he still can't live in. David Delgizzi and his wife are waiting...

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