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Brie Jackson

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. One key assignment was the abduction of an 11-year-old girl. The case gained national attention as the police found girl on Christmas Day. Brie was the only reporter to provide live coverage from the scene. 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 and a Bachelor’s in Communication 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, has 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 served on the Board of Directors for the Grand Strand Boys & Girls Club, actively volunteered for the American Red Cross, the Grand Strand Running Club 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. While she can get competitive, she truly enjoys the social aspects of running and often asks others to meet her for a walk or run.

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  • Roanoke residents raise money to give Polish man a proper burial

    Roanoke residents raise money to give Polish man a proper burial

    Thursday, May 22 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-05-23 03:21:24 GMT
    On Thursday, mourners gathered at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church in Roanoke for a memorial service for Tomasz Adamowicz. The 34 year old was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Colorado. The incident happened just weeks after he moved away from Roanoke with hopes of building a better life .Friends said Tomasz lived an adventurous life but suffered a tragic death. Born in Poland, Tomasz and his dad moved to Roanoke decades ago. He became a much-liked part of the local restaurant com...
    On Thursday, mourners gathered at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church in Roanoke for a memorial service for Tomasz Adamowicz. The 34 year old was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Colorado. The incident happened just weeks after he moved away from Roanoke with hopes of building a better life .Friends said Tomasz lived an adventurous life but suffered a tragic death. Born in Poland, Tomasz and his dad moved to Roanoke decades ago. He became a much-liked part of the local restaurant com...
  • Police investigate fatal crash that killed Ridgeway woman

    Police investigate fatal crash that killed Ridgeway woman

    Friday, January 10 2014 5:04 PM EST2014-01-10 22:04:53 GMT
    On Friday, Virginia state police continued to investigate a fatal crash. The accident happened along route 220 south on Thursday. Two people died in the crash.Police said the male driver of a Ford pickup truck was being chased by Rockingham County Sheriff's deputies but the pursuit stopped once the driver crossed into Virginia. The driver of the pickup truck continued to drive the wrong way on 220 South when he hit a Dodge Caliber head-on. Darren Lockridge was one of the first to respond to t...
    On Friday, Virginia state police continued to investigate a fatal crash. The accident happened along route 220 south on Thursday. Two people died in the crash.Police said the male driver of a Ford pickup truck was being chased by Rockingham County Sheriff's deputies but the pursuit stopped once the driver crossed into Virginia. The driver of the pickup truck continued to drive the wrong way on 220 South when he hit a Dodge Caliber head-on. Darren Lockridge was one of the first to respond to t...
  • Roanoke leaders discuss improving education, declining real estate values and honors for Onzlee Ware

    Roanoke leaders discuss improving education, declining real estate values and honors for Onzlee Ware

    Monday, January 6 2014 5:54 PM EST2014-01-06 22:54:25 GMT
    On Monday, Roanoke City Council held their first meeting for 2014. The council discussed a number of different topics including an update on graduation rates for the city schools.
    On Monday, Roanoke City Council held their first meeting for 2014. The council discussed a number of different topics including an update on graduation rates for the city schools.
  • Custom birdhouses help teens make restitution payments

    Custom birdhouses help teens make restitution payments

    Friday, December 27 2013 6:11 PM EST2013-12-27 23:11:53 GMT
     One Roanoke program has a unique way to help teens who had run-ins with the law. The goal is to teach young people life skills and help them design products that many people use at home.
     One Roanoke program has a unique way to help teens who had run-ins with the law. The goal is to teach young people life skills and help them design products that many people use at home.
  • Hurt Park residents sing Christmas songs and praise drug intervention program's success

    Hurt Park residents sing Christmas songs and praise drug intervention program's success

    Thursday, December 19 2013 5:59 PM EST2013-12-19 22:59:26 GMT
    The Hurt Park community in Roanoke continues to celebrate growth and change. Two years ago the Roanoke City Police Department introduced the Drug Market Intervention(DMI) program to the neighborhood. Residents and police say the crime reduction program has lead to positive change sin Hurt Park. On Thursday, residents came together to sing Christmas carols through the community. They said the event is a sign of unity and commitment to keeping Hurt Park safe.Annette Lewis has watched the Hurt P...
    The Hurt Park community in Roanoke continues to celebrate growth and change. Two years ago the Roanoke City Police Department introduced the Drug Market Intervention(DMI) program to the neighborhood. Residents and police say the crime reduction program has lead to positive change sin Hurt Park. On Thursday, residents came together to sing Christmas carols through the community. They said the event is a sign of unity and commitment to keeping Hurt Park safe.Annette Lewis has watched the Hurt P...
  • Roanoke Regional Airport commission votes to change airport name

    Roanoke Regional Airport commission votes to change airport name

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 4:30 PM EST2013-12-17 21:30:44 GMT
    On Tuesday, the Roanoke Regional Airport commission voted to change the airport's name. Beginning in 2014, Roanoke's airport will be known as Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport. Airport officials say the name change reflects the growing partnership between the Roanoke Valley and the New River Valley. Roanoke Regional Airport Executive Director, Jacqueline Shuck, said 30% of the airport's travelers come from the NRV area. Overall. the airport serves 19 counties in Virginia and West Virginia. ...
    On Tuesday, the Roanoke Regional Airport commission voted to change the airport's name. Beginning in 2014, Roanoke's airport will be known as Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport. Airport officials say the name change reflects the growing partnership between the Roanoke Valley and the New River Valley. Roanoke Regional Airport Executive Director, Jacqueline Shuck, said 30% of the airport's travelers come from the NRV area. Overall. the airport serves 19 counties in Virginia and West Virginia. ...
  • Plans for cell tower in Roanoke move forward

    Plans for cell tower in Roanoke move forward

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:54:43 GMT
    On Monday, the Roanoke City council approved plans to build a cell tower at 1809 Franklin Road. The 4-2 decision followed a public hearing in which some residents voiced concerns about the proposed plan and its potential impact on the viewshed from Mill Mountain. Representatives for Pegasus Tower Company, LLC, said that alternative sites were evaluated including several churches and Highland Park Elementary School. According to documents submitted to the city, those sites, among other things...
    On Monday, the Roanoke City council approved plans to build a cell tower at 1809 Franklin Road. The 4-2 decision followed a public hearing in which some residents voiced concerns about the proposed plan and its potential impact on the viewshed from Mill Mountain. Representatives for Pegasus Tower Company, LLC, said that alternative sites were evaluated including several churches and Highland Park Elementary School. According to documents submitted to the city, those sites, among other things...
  • Roanoke City Police mourn Det. Lin Manning

    Roanoke City Police mourn Det. Lin Manning

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:10:50 GMT
    A Roanoke City Police detective died Saturday from cancer.
    A Roanoke City Police detective died Saturday from cancer.
  • Roanoke artists makes music video to highlight "Fathers First"

    Roanoke artists makes music video to highlight "Fathers First"

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:28:27 GMT
    A new music video is helping spread the word about a Roanoke program that helps men become better fathers. On Thursday, Fathers First helped debut local hip-hop artist Robert Wormley's new music video. The song was written by Rob "Fhat Rob" Wormley II about his experience in the TAP Fathers First program. Fathers First provides families with the assistance to address issues such as healthy relationships, communication skills and parenting responsibilities. Wormley's music video highlights th...
    A new music video is helping spread the word about a Roanoke program that helps men become better fathers. On Thursday, Fathers First helped debut local hip-hop artist Robert Wormley's new music video. The song was written by Rob "Fhat Rob" Wormley II about his experience in the TAP Fathers First program. Fathers First provides families with the assistance to address issues such as healthy relationships, communication skills and parenting responsibilities. Wormley's music video highlights th...
  • Rising medical costs could force Pulaski County Humane Society to close

    Rising medical costs could force Pulaski County Humane Society to close

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:16:11 GMT
    The Pulaski County Humane Society is running out of money and time to keep its doors open. Staff said they barely have enough money to operate through their next payroll. Over the years, the Pulaski County Humane Society helped save hundreds of strays, rescues and other animals. As the number of pets increased, staff treated more tick and fleas cases as well as other health problems.Now the organization finds itself in a financial struggle."We are looking at closing the spay neuter clinics al...
    The Pulaski County Humane Society is running out of money and time to keep its doors open. Staff said they barely have enough money to operate through their next payroll. Over the years, the Pulaski County Humane Society helped save hundreds of strays, rescues and other animals. As the number of pets increased, staff treated more tick and fleas cases as well as other health problems.Now the organization finds itself in a financial struggle."We are looking at closing the spay neuter clinics al...
  • Plans in the works for Salem fuel station

    Plans in the works for Salem fuel station

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:27:19 GMT
    The City of Salem Planning Commission is expected to meet with a group hoping to place a Kroger Fuel Station in the Ridgewood Farms shopping center.
    The City of Salem Planning Commission is expected to meet with a group hoping to place a Kroger Fuel Station in the Ridgewood Farms shopping center.
  • Salem fair goers share memories of year's past

    Salem fair goers share memories of year's past

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-12 03:39:34 GMT
    The 27th Annual Salem Fair wraps up this weekend. Event organizers said they expect attendance numbers to be up this year in comparison to recent years. This year's event features new rides and attractions.Crowds lined up on Friday. Some came to the Salem Fair for the rides. "I like the roller coasters but I don't like the Tornado because I got sick on it last year" said Siera Blake, fairgoer. Roanoke Valley resident, Angela Price, comes to the annual event year after year."I come every year ...
    The 27th Annual Salem Fair wraps up this weekend. Event organizers said they expect attendance numbers to be up this year in comparison to recent years. This year's event features new rides and attractions.Crowds lined up on Friday. Some came to the Salem Fair for the rides. "I like the roller coasters but I don't like the Tornado because I got sick on it last year" said Siera Blake, fairgoer. Roanoke Valley resident, Angela Price, comes to the annual event year after year."I come every year ...
  • How will privatized parking impact Roanoke?

    How will privatized parking impact Roanoke?

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:42:27 GMT
    On July 1st, the City of Roanoke transitioned to privatize parking which means the city no longer issues parking tickets. PARK Roanoke took over ticketing duties. It is the same group that has managed the city's off-street lots and garages for several years. Fees associated with on-street parking fines have been a money maker for the Star City.According to city officials, in fiscal year 2012, the city collected $400,932 from on-street parking ticket fines which include the ticket fee, late pa...
    On July 1st, the City of Roanoke transitioned to privatize parking which means the city no longer issues parking tickets. PARK Roanoke took over ticketing duties. It is the same group that has managed the city's off-street lots and garages for several years. Fees associated with on-street parking fines have been a money maker for the Star City.According to city officials, in fiscal year 2012, the city collected $400,932 from on-street parking ticket fines which include the ticket fee, late pa...
  • High-tech, data-driven tools help police fight crime

    High-tech, data-driven tools help police fight crime

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-10 03:38:41 GMT
    Local law enforcement agencies are using crime analysts as fortune teller of sorts. Computers serve as their crystal ball as they work to predict where and when crimes could occur. Both Roanoke County and Roanoke City police officers are using a data driven approach to crime to help reduce service calls."
    Local law enforcement agencies are using crime analysts as fortune teller of sorts. Computers serve as their crystal ball as they work to predict where and when crimes could occur. Both Roanoke County and Roanoke City police officers are using a data driven approach to crime to help reduce service calls."
  • Roanoke County sees number of service calls drop

    Roanoke County sees number of service calls drop

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-09 03:39:42 GMT
    Calls for service in Roanoke County have dropped over the years. Police Chief Howard Hall said the decreases is partly due to their data-driven approach to crime. Figures show that in 2012 Roanoke County police received 30,348 calls for service. In 2013, there were 29,564 service calls. From January through May of 2014, there were just over 12,000 service calls. When it comes to the types of calls police receive, Chief Hall said reports about suspicious people or vehicles tops the list. Othe...
    Calls for service in Roanoke County have dropped over the years. Police Chief Howard Hall said the decreases is partly due to their data-driven approach to crime. Figures show that in 2012 Roanoke County police received 30,348 calls for service. In 2013, there were 29,564 service calls. From January through May of 2014, there were just over 12,000 service calls. When it comes to the types of calls police receive, Chief Hall said reports about suspicious people or vehicles tops the list. Othe...
  • Chick-fil-a back on the table for Roanoke County Board of Supervisor

    Chick-fil-a back on the table for Roanoke County Board of Supervisor

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:37:48 GMT
    On Tuesday, Roanoke County Board of Supervisors voted to revisit the proposed Chick-fil-A along U.S. 460.
    On Tuesday, Roanoke County Board of Supervisors voted to revisit the proposed Chick-fil-a along U.S. 460.
  • New Walmart stores expected to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue

    New Walmart stores expected to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenue

    Monday, July 7 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-07-08 01:18:35 GMT
    Three new Walmart stores coming to the Roanoke Valley are expected to have a huge economic impact on the area. Three new Walmart stores coming to the Roanoke Valley are expected to have a huge economic impact on the area.
    Three new Walmart stores coming to the Roanoke Valley are expected to have a huge economic impact on the area.
    Three new Walmart stores coming to the Roanoke Valley are expected to have a huge economic impact on the area.
  • "Burma-Shave" signs raise awareness about Greenway safety

    "Burma-Shave" signs raise awareness about Greenway safety

    Monday, July 7 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-07-08 00:34:29 GMT
    Pedestrian related accidents, injuries and fatalities have grown over the years in Roanoke City. City leaders said the rising number of incidences are, partly, due to population growth and a higher number
    Pedestrian related accidents, injuries and fatalities have grown over the years in Roanoke City. City leaders said the rising number of incidences are, partly, due to population growth and a higher number of active people in areas like the Roanoke River Greenway. It is estimated that more than 250,000 people travel the Roanoke River Greenway each year. In an effort to make the area safer
  • Rough weather grounds July 4th balloon launch

    Rough weather grounds July 4th balloon launch

    Friday, July 4 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-05 03:38:26 GMT
    Weather grounded a popular July 4th event in Lexington. For the second day in a row, the hot air balloons at heath annual balloon rally failed to launch.
    Weather grounded a popular July 4th event in Lexington. For the second day in a row, the hot air balloons at heath annual balloon rally failed to launch.

  • Salem Fair kicks off with more rides, magical acts

    Salem Fair kicks off with more rides, magical acts

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-07-03 00:59:50 GMT
    Wednesday kicked off the 27th annual Salem Fair. This year's event feature new rides, more attractions and plenty of food.
    Wednesday kicked off the 27th annual Salem Fair. This year's event feature new rides, more attractions and plenty of food.
  • Severe weather expect to impact July 4th travel plans in Virginia

    Severe weather expect to impact July 4th travel plans in Virginia

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:09:21 GMT
    Virginia roadways are expected to be busy this July 4th as AAA predicts a record number of travelers.
    Virginia roadways are expected to be busy this July 4th as AAA predicts a record number of travelers.
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