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.

Study suggests mother-to-infant transmission of COVID-19 can’t be ruled out

Many of us are worried about our health in general during the coronavirus pandemic, but it's especially of concern for women expecting to give...

Stranger gives out $50 bills to random families in North Port

Call it fate, or a chance encounter. Several people say they were at the right place at the right time when a stranger handed them...

SWFL animal shelters push for fosters ahead of gov’s order

Southwest Florida animal shelters are hoping you'll open up your home and adopt or foster a pet, as Thursday is the last day to...

Cooking Cajun Army provides free meals to truckers out on the roads

Spending all day and night on the road can make it tough to get a hot meal. To help these workers out, one group...

Resident at South Port Square senior living facility dies of COVID-19

A resident at the South Port Square senior living facility has died from COVID-19, according to the facility's executive director, Brian Hess. There is one...

Florida works to enforce incoming out-of-state travel order

Executive orders are in place that mandate visitors from COVID-19 hotspots quarantine for 14 days in the state or the length of their trip...

Charlotte County judge holds proceedings through chat app

The scales of justice weigh heavily on one Charlotte County judge's mind, and she's not letting the coronavirus stop the very important work she...

Parade reunites students with teachers of Peace River Elementary

Teachers at a school in Southwest Florida are helping their students understand a special lesson during the coronavirus pandemic. This lesson was about love. Teachers...

Food trucks allowed into Charlotte County neighborhoods

A food truck could be coming to your neighborhood if you live in Charlotte County. The goal? To give residents easy access to food while...

‘Great American Take Out Day’ supports local restaurants

Across the country, Tuesday was "Great American Take Out Day," a time to support local restaurants that are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Reporter Erika...

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