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.

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SWFL Wreaths Across America chapter needs wreath donations

One Southwest Florida community is worried they won't be able to honor veterans properly this year. A site coordinator for a local chapter of...

Coastal Charlotte County recovers from floodwaters due to Eta

Although canal levels have gone down Thursday, they remain high in parts of Charlotte County. A homeowner we spoke to says the effects of the...

One Southwest Florida businessman accused of misusing 911

Texting 911 instead of calling can make a huge difference during emergency situations. But, whatever the method, misusing 911 can waste lifesaving resources. Melanie Bailey...

Charlotte County boy battling cancer is paying it forward with toy drive

A 9-year-old Punta Gorda boy battling brain cancer is giving back to the community that has supported him. Alex Meyer set a goal of collecting...

Punta Gorda extends city mask requirement for another 6 months

City hall saw emotional discussion over the future of masks in Punta Gorda. Some say removing the requirement can help businesses. Others say it...
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Dog abandoned in hot car in Charlotte County

In October, a dog was left in a hot car for 13 hours in Charlotte County. Worse still the dog had other untreated conditions...

Charlotte County launches Eviction Diversion Program

The Charlotte CARES Act Eviction Diversion program was designed to prevent mass evictions across Charlotte County. It will be launching Monday, November 2. If you...

One Southwest Florida man is paddle boarding 400 miles to help foster kids

One man is paddle boarding 400 miles from Southwest Florida to the Bahamas to help foster children. Nicholas Holzerland, the owner of It's Time Kayak,...

Allegiant’s Charlotte Harbor Sunseeker Resort construction on ‘pause’, still hope

It's a case of good news-bad news for one of Southwest Florida's largest airlines. Allegiant Travel Company says more people are buying tickets during the...

Voters turned away for not wearing masks in Charlotte County, write governor

Voters we spoke to say they were turned away from an official early voting location in Charlotte County for not wearing masks and were...

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