Brie Jackson is an anchor and award-winning reporter for WBTW. Since joining the station in 2010, Brie has covered breaking news, won national recognition for investigative reporting and served as a panelist for South Carolina's first-ever 7th Congressional district debates. In addition to her journalism skills, Brie is actively involved in the community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Grand Strand Boys & Girls Club and volunteers for the American Red Cross, the Grand Strand Running Club and other non-profit organizations.
Previously, Brie Jackson worked as a general assignment reporter for WBOC in Salisbury, Maryland. Most notably, she provided extensive coverage of the abduction, rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl. Brie used care to report developments in the case and convey the appropriate messages to viewers after police discovered the child's body on Christmas day. The arrest and conviction of a repeat sex offender followed and Ms. Jackson news coverage continued into the proceeding legislative session where Maryland lawmakers voted to enforce tougher penalties against sex offenders.
Brie holds a bachelor's in communications and a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. During her undergraduate studies, she earned a four-year scholarship on the women's basketball team. Go Terps! Her career in television news started as a production assistant and editor at WJLA in Washington, D.C. Her unique experiences behind the scenes of a top ten market, as well as in athletics, helped reinforce Brie's desire to perform at the highest level, constantly work on self- improvement and enhanced her ability to effectively work independently or with others. As a broadcast journalist, she approaches her daily challenges with the same fervor, competitiveness and desire to succeed.
Although she was born and raised in Maryland, Brie has South Carolina ties. Her 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 won a feature-reporting award for a story about Gullah Basketweavers, the same culture her mom studied.
In her spare time, Brie likes to play sports, relax at the beach, read books and hang out at local coffee shops. Feel free to contact her at email@example.com.
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