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 Public Schools student dies from COVID-19 complications

At least one Charlotte County Public Schools student has died from COVID-19. Charlotte County School Chair Wendy Atkinson told WINK News a student died due...
FILE: Logo of Charlotte County Public Schools. Credit: WINK News/FILE)

Charlotte County Public Schools: Mask debate is over, will remain optional

The Charlotte County school board has said they're done talking about masks. A mandate to require masks will no longer be discussed or even debated,...

Sunseeker Resort construction swings back into action in Charlotte Harbor

Construction on the Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor, owned by Allegiant Air, is underway once again after being at a standstill. Ed Tucker of Venice won't...

Effects of red tide cause Englewood restaurant to close

A popular waterfront restaurant in Englewood is being forced to close its doors. With the impacts of red tide being so close by and...

Birds in Charlotte County falling ill from red tide toxins

First you smell it, then you see it – red tide. It's plaguing the beaches on Manasota Key in Charlotte County. The toxins from the...

Board passes mask mandate for Oasis Charter Schools in Cape Coral, will honor doctor’s...

Cape Coral Charter School Governing Board passed a 90-day mask mandate for Oasis Charter Schools students and staff during a special meeting at Cape...

Low dead fish count doesn’t mean red tide is gone

Dead fish have been washing up along Charlotte County beaches for weeks, but there are days no fish can been seen at all. We took...

Neighbors are pushing for removal of sinking boat in Charlotte Harbor

Neighbors are pushing for a derelict sailboat to be removed from Charlotte Harbor. Dozens of boats float atop of Charlotte Harbor, but the sailboat, which...

Red tide noticeable at some Charlotte County beaches

Fish kills at a Southwest Florida beach are a sign red tide is worsening in the area. Poor beach conditions in Charlotte County Monday are...

New park-and-ride facility planned for Lehigh Acres

Gas prices are up, and now that school is back in session, the driving headaches are worse. Lee County commissioners hope to alleviate your...

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