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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Families linked by loss choose to spread kindness

A mother's way of honoring her daughter is inspiring others who have been hit with loss. Paying it forward is helping two families who...

SWFL businesses deciding if they will comply with the president’s latest COVID-19 mandate

President Joe Biden wants businesses with 100 or more employees to require employees to be vaccinated, or weekly COVID-19 testing for those who are...

Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor targets 2023 completion date

There is a bright future for the project that has been considered an eyesore in Charlotte County. There is a new construction timeline for...

Sarasota sheriff says he believes Brian Laundrie died by suicide

Did Brian Laundrie die by suicide? For the first time, a sheriff who helped search for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie suggested that is what happened. Sarasota County...

Cultural Center of Charlotte County to close after 61 years

A popular spot for seniors and families is closing its doors. The Cultural Center of Charlotte County is preparing for its final show. Jackie McDaniel,...
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Waste management truck driver puts out fire, saves woman and dog

A waste management driver saw smoke, and then flames, coming from a home. Eunice Warman is more than just a trash collector. She drives a...

Some SWFL communities asked to conserve water

Parts of Southwest Florida will have to limit their use of water. People living in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties are being asked to...

Brian Laundrie’s remains to undergo DNA analysis

The remains found at the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park were identified as Brian Laundrie's through dental records. Now, they need to undergo DNA analysis. Once the...
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North Port police admit to mistakes in Brian Laundrie investigation

North Port police told WINK News on Monday that investigators made mistakes in Brian Laundrie's case. The North Port Police Department says they thought...

Laundrie family attorney speaks about recovery of Brian’s remains

A five-week search comes to an end after remains found at the Carlton Reserve were identified as 23-year-old Brian Laundrie on Thursday. The search for...

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