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 K-9

K-9s being used to help find missing people

K-9s have been used for years to sniff out drugs and help with investigations but now, they're being used to find missing people. K-9 Copper...

The simple life: More than 200 tiny homes coming to new Charlotte County community

Are you looking for simple and affordable living? One company wants to bring tiny homes to Southwest Florida with that promise. More than two hundred...

Parents step up to host alternate proms for high school seniors in Charlotte County

It’s been a tough school year for high school seniors, with annual events canceled or events still up in the air. So parents are...

Port Charlotte man set to become a naval officer

A Port Charlotte High School graduate will soon become a leader in the U.S. Navy. He's missed Thanksgiving and Christmas with his family while...

Lee County deputies conducting death investigation in North Fort Myers

Lee County investigators were at the scene of a death investigation on Saturday. A crime scene unit was parked on Lowell Avenue near Arapahoe Street....

Charlotte County deputy recovering after being dragged by vehicle; suspect remains in jail

UPDATE: Glen Alonzo Steele was transferred to the Charlotte County Jail on March 4. His new booking mug is below. *** Brad Combs, a Charlotte County...

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte closes a COVID-19 unit with cases trending down

The number of positive coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are down so much a Southwest Florida hospital is closing one of it COVID-19 units. The CDC...

Tampa Bay Rays return to Charlotte County for first full squad workout of the...

Baseball is back! But, it may look a little different his year because of the pandemic, as many things do. But, some things will...

After winter weather delays, more COVID-19 vaccines finally headed to SWFL

Nearly 20,000 shots will arrive in Southwest Florida this week after extreme cold across the nation caused delays in distribution. The effects of last week's...

Punta Gorda Pub prepares for St. Patrick’s Day bash

Keep your eye out for leprechauns! The Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations are just weeks away in Southwest Florida. Kevin and Max Doyle, the co-owners of...

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