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.


New hurricane shelter neglects proper procedures, commissioner says

A major hurricane shelter could be coming to a much-needed area for people in Charlotte County. While there is no Red Cross approved shelters...

Leaders want updates to interstate through Charlotte County

Kings Highway exit is a road many of us have to take if we want to head to Port Charlotte. But that could change. Leaders...

Charlotte County parents previously reported arrested for child’s death

According to an official affidavit, the parents of a child who died in their care and three other neglected children were visited by Florida...

Rotonda West homeowners want voices heard in infrastructure proposal

Improvements are coming to a Charlotte County community. But homeowners there have differing opinions toward proposed updates to the infrastructure in their neighborhood. Some...
Helicopter responds to a scene. (Credit: WINK News)video

Charlotte deputies utilize helicopters to respond to increasing boat thefts

They are the eyes in the sky when law enforcement needs to bring down suspects on the run. Now, Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said it...
Derelict boat in Charlotte Harbor. (Credit: WINK News viewer)video

Regulation impedes the removal of Charlotte Harbor derelict boats

Abandoned and neglected boats that have been left behind at the Charlotte Harbor. The massive eyesores have been there for months following a storm...

Grueling training firefighters undertake to respond in an emergency

All those things that can keep criminals out of your home and protect it from storms can be a nightmare for firefighters. Many have said...
Sign in Englewood East telling drivers to slow down. (Credit: WINK News)video

Charlotte County commissioners approve reducing speed limits

Several neighbors living in Englewood East want the county to slow people down. While driving along Fruitland Ave. in Englewood East, there are plenty of...

Port Charlotte father dedicates time to keep children safe after school

A father is dedicating his time to keep children safe on their way to school. He decided to take matters into his own hands...

Charlotte County roads may see speed limit changes

Slow down! That is the message drivers have for people on Charlotte County roads. Now, speed limit changes could be on the way to fight...

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