by Staff Writer
Meet award-winning journalist Brie Jackson! She anchors the weekend news at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on WSLS Channel-10. Ms. Jackson covers breaking news, politics and other stories affecting the community that she has been part of for only a year and a half. Yet she is interested in “getting to know it better and in finding out what makes it special.”
She started her news career as a video editor and associate producer at WJLA in Washington, DC and has worked as a television reporter in Myrtle Beach, SC and Salisbury, MD.
She holds a Master’s in Journalism and a Bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Maryland and as an undergrad, earned a four-year scholarship to play for the women’s basketball team–“Go Lady Terps!”
Brie is committed to public service and helping to improve the quality of life in the community. She is actively involved with the Junior League Roanoke Valley, the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Virginia, United Way of Southwest Virginia and other non-profit organizations. She is also an avid runner who has completed several marathons and half-marathons.
Brie’s mother, Patricia Jones-Jackson, authored “When Roots Die,” a book that celebrates and preserves the Gullah community, a unique group of Black Americans located along the sea islands of the South Carolina and Georgia coast.
Those of us who are drawn to her proficient yet relaxed and eloquent delivery of the news since her entrance on the local scene are greatly inspired and look forward to each newscast.
In addition Brie will be serving as emcee for the upcoming Roanoke Branch NAACP 17th Citizen of the Year Awards Program slated for Friday, May 22 at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood, 4468 Starkey Rd SW.
Welcome to the Valley, Brie!