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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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  • Urban communities work to address fresh food shortage

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  • Roanoke runners honor Boston marathon victims, Police prepare for Blue Ridge race

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  • Time capsule retrieved at Huff Lane site.

    Time capsule retrieved at Huff Lane site.

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    Last week, construction crews retrieved a time capsule from the old Huff Lane Elementary School. Some of the items found include newspaper articles from the year 1950.
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  • Delegate Sam Rasoul discusses job opportunities for ex-cons

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    Bent Mountain Center hopes to allow alcohol at events

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    Board members with the Bent Mountain Center want the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors to allow alcohol at the center's events. The county owns the property and leases the space to the center. As part of the current agreement, alcohol is not permitted. Exercise, art and hunting classes are some of the activities that take place at the Bent Mountain Center. "We have a lot of bluegrass music, rock concerts and gospel concerts" said Patti Hanes, Bent Mountain Center treasurer. The space onc...
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  • Town tears down home of a Clifton Forge man who survived house fire

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    The Roanoke city council approved an ordinance to officially establish the Mill Mountain Advisory Board, instead of a committee that's been in place nearly 50 years. As part of the amended ordinance allows for a committee that can review specific proposals for development in the Mill Mountain area. "We are happy to have this behind us and we are satisfied with the end result" said Nancy Dye, Chair of the Mill Mountain Advisory committee. We will go forward as a permanent board instead of an a...
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  • Police investigate fatal crash that killed Ridgeway woman

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  • 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

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    Custom birdhouses help teens make restitution payments

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  • 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
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  • 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. ...
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