Erika Jackson joined the Eyewitness News team in January 2022 after more than a decade in Florida. During her time in the Sunshine State, she worked as a reporter in Fort Myers and Sarasota. Erika uncovered major developments in southwest Florida news, including Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie’s connection to the state. She was recognized for her coverage of Hurricane Elsa and PTSD service dogs helping veterans. Her proudest accomplishment stems from a series of stories that helped a man find a living kidney donor. Erika highlighted issues related to Florida’s red tide water crisis, reported on the state’s first hospitalized COVID-19 case and got good use of her rainboots covering hurricanes and tropical storms.
Erika is a graduate of the University of Miami and Disney College Program alumnus. She performed as 26 characters in Walt Disney World. Her first role as a journalist dates back two decades when she worked as a Kid Reporter for Radio Disney Philadelphia.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Erika enjoys everything Charlotte has to offer. You can catch her eating a vegetarian meal at one of South End’s locally owned spots or soaking up the sunshine along the Rail Trail.
Whether you have a restaurant suggestion or story tip, Erika would love to hear from you! Send her an email at Erika.Jackson@wsoc-tv.com.
GLAAD, an LGBTQ+ advocacy group, says at least 124 drag events across 47 states were protested or threatened so far this year. North Carolina was tied with Texas for the most drag events targeted in these incidents with 10.
An estimated 166 million Americans are expected to seek out good deals between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation. But with holiday shopping comes risk from scammers and thieves. Police say you can’t put a price on the most important gift -- your safety.