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.


Suspect arrested for shooting into a vehicle in Port Charlotte

A man has been arrested after being accused of shooting into a car in Port Charlotte Friday morning. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office,...

Harry Chapin partnership helps Punta Gorda food pantry expand

A food pantry in Punta Gorda has seen such significant growth that it needs a bigger location. It quickly started expanding after partnering with...

Special needs adults group grows fruits, vegetables for those in need

From their hands to your table. A group of adults with special needs grows fruits and vegetables at a community garden in Punta Gorda. That food...

Dead snake found in Rotonda West under investigation, possible python

Southwest Florida is home to an array of wild animals. But not all of them are welcome in our neighborhoods. We spoke to homeowners...

Researchers outline latest red tide research at Boca Grande forum

Red tide continues to be on the minds of many in Southwest Florida. And leading experts gathered at the end of this week to...

Rare Florida panther sighting recorded in Charlotte County

They are rarely seen north of the Caloosahatchee River, but Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say a female Florida panther was recently seen...

North Port police searching for man reported to have sexually battered 15-year-old girl

North Port police are searching for a man after a 15-year-old girl reported she had been sexually battered while jogging near her home. Twenty-four...

Progress being made on future Buckley’s Pass in Punta Gorda

After several delays, there is progress on one cut through in Punta Gorda. Buckley's Pass is meant to allow boaters easier access to Charlotte...

Charlotte County woman says small dog killed by two pitbulls

A dog was viciously killed while its owner fought for her pup’s life in Charlotte County. We spoke to her about what she wants...

Cape Coral community celebrates life of father who died after falling off ladder

A Cape Coral community is coming together to celebrate the life of a father of five who tragically lost his life right before the...

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