Brie Jackson is an award winning journalist who joined WSLS in December 2013. Previously she served as an anchor and senior reporter for WBTW in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While there Brie won awards for investigative and feature reporting, served as a panelist for the first-ever South Carolina 7th Congressional District debates, covered numerous breaking news stories and produced segments about important topics facing the community. Prior to working in South Carolina, Brie served as a reporter in Maryland. As a journalist, Brie Jackson has gained a reputation of being balanced, passionate and is known to ask tough questions with a smile.
Brie Jackson holds a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Maryland. As an undergrad, she earned a full-scholarship and served as team captain for the women’s basketball team. Go Terps! Brie’s experiences in the competitive field of broadcast news, as well as, in athletics, helped to strengthen her leadership skills as well as enhanced her ability to work effectively in a team environment and encourage others to succeed.
Brie is committed to public service and helping to improve the quality of life in the community. She’s a member of the Junior League of Roanoke Valley and an active volunteer for the United Way of Roanoke Valley, the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Virginia, the American Red Cross and other non-profit organizations.
On a personal note, Brie’s mother, Patricia Jones-Jackson, authored “When Roots Die”. The book celebrates and preserves the Gullah culture of the sea islands of the South Carolina and Georgia coast. Brie’s mom passed away when Brie was only 4 years old. More than 25 years after her mother’s death, Brie’s story about Gullah Basket-weavers, the same culture her mom studied, won a nationally-recognized feature reporting award.
Brie is an avid runner and has completed several marathons and half-marathons. She enjoys reading books and relaxing at local coffee shops.