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.


FBI: Suspected human remains found at Myakkahatchee Park, medical examiner called to reserve

An FBI special agent has announced they found what appears to be human remains in an area that was filled with water at the...

Charlotte County boy battling cancer pays it forward with toy drive, goal of 10,000...

A young boy with a big heart is collecting toys for kids in the hospital for the second year in a row, and he...

Forensic K9 brought in to search for human remains at Carlton Reserve

A K9-unit dog from Pasco County Sheriff's Office was brought in by investigators recently to help search for human remains in Carlton Reserve in...

Expert explains how Gabby Petito may have been a victim of domestic violence

October is domestic violence awareness month, and though we do not know yet who killed Gabby Petito, her case has brought the subject to...

Gabby Petito died of strangulation 3-4 weeks before her body was found

Cross-country traveler Gabby Petito was strangled to death, a Wyoming coroner announced Tuesday. Petito, 22, died three to four weeks before her body was found...
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Final day of makeshift memorial for Gabby Petito

KUTV, the CBS-Affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah told WINK News that the Teton County Coroner, Dr. Brent Blue, will be holding a press...
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What a scaled-back search for Brian Laundrie could mean for the future

For now, there aren't any protesters with megaphones outside of the Laundrie family home in North Port. But, there also isn't an active search...
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Brian Laundrie’s father joins search in Carlton Reserve

The search for Brian Laundrie continued on Thursday as investigators returned to the Carlton Reserve area, this time assisted by Brian's father Christopher Laundrie. The...

Attorney: Brian Laundrie’s father asked to assist with search in Carlton Reserve

Brian Laundrie's family attorney said in a statement Wednesday his father was asked to help investigators search for Brian at Carlton Reserve in Sarasota...

FBI returns to Brian Laundrie’s home to collect personal items, search continues

The FBI returned to Brian Laundrie's home in North Port. FBI Task Force agents were seen entering the home and then entering a camper on...

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