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.

CERT trailer. (Credit: WINK News)video

CERT saves taxpayer money while saving your life

While it might look like a typical trailer, it is designed to be there in an emergency. It is run by volunteers who are...
Mugshot of Stephanie Evrard. (Credit: North Port Police Department)video

High school turns fatal crash into a learning opportunity for students

Teens are grieving the death of a student killed over the weekend. Counselors came to the North Port high school as students are reeling...

Punta Gorda takes steps to prepare for future sea level rise

With the many miles coastline in Southwest Florida cities are preparing for future sea level rise. Punta Gorda leaders actually started preparing for changes a...

Beach erosion occurring on Englewood coast

The shoreline on Englewood's coast is shrinking. The tide is eroding the sand, creating more than a three-foot drop. Local says the beach needs...
Buckley's Pass blueprints. (Credit: City of Punta Gorda)video

Who will pay for the Charlotte Harbor project?

A massive turnout at the Punta Gorda city council meeting as hundreds are voicing their opinion on a new project that would give boaters...

Punta Gorda woman talk about her rescue, airlift from Viking Sky

You may have seen the terrifying images of flying furniture, falling panels, gushes of icy water on-board the Viking cruise ship last weekend. The ship...

Live in paradise on a discount in Charlotte County

Living next to paradise is affordable in Southwest Florida similar to the sunset views one would find in Key West. Travis Webster moved to Charlotte...
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Solar power cuts energy expenses for an organic farm

An organic farm may be the first in the area to take advantage of solar resources but is among a larger trend across the...

Punta Gorda military museum honors Vietnam War veterans

The 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War commemoration was celebrated Friday, and many Vietnam veterans call Southwest Florida home. Veterans tell why the observance...
Mugshot of Timothy Rice, 41. (Credit: CCSO)video

Authorities continue searching for a park pool sexual predator

Authorities are searching for a sexual predator accused of assaulting a young girl at a community pool in North Port. It comes less than...

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