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.


Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office looking to implement more body cams for protection, transparency

More cameras are coming to Southwest Florida to protect you and the police. It comes at a time when law enforcement across the country are...

Bride has wedding at grandmother’s senior home so she can attend

We've all had to make difficult decisions during the pandemic. For a grandma in Englewood, it meant missing her granddaughter's wedding - until her...

SWFL bars prepare to reopen again during the pandemic

Florida bars will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity Monday, per an updated state order. The state’s new order prohibits bars from allowing...

Deputies: Woman left contraband items on prison grounds for inmates

A North Port woman was arrested Tuesday after authorities say she trespassed onto state prison property to leave contraband for inmates. Jessica Haller, 22, faces...

Mom unhappy with Charlotte County Public Schools policy after daughter feels sick

After a Charlotte County student was sent home from school with a stomachache, along with her sister, their mom was told they can’t return...

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office to crack down on school zone speeders

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is doing their part to protect students. So they are cracking down on those who speed through school zones....

Sunflower Discount Market is adding another location

Sunflower Discount Market is expanding outside of Lee County, adding a location in Englewood. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, people have been trying to save...

Bars, nightclubs take another big hit as Labor Day approaches and doors remain shut

"Normally on a Friday afternoon, we would have quite a few people. And here is my untypical Friday, I have no one here." A new...

Charlotte County Schools sending kids with COVID-like symptoms home as part of reopening plan

Charlotte County schools have started sending kids home for exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, no matter how minor. The first week of in-person classes was meant to...

Charlotte County students left stranded at school after being suddenly taken off bus route

Two kids were left at school not knowing what they should do to get home. The middle schoolers weren't allowed to take the bus home,...

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