Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson

Lauren Jackson joined the WBRC team in July 2020 as an evening and weekend reporter.

Lauren is a Texas native. While Texas is home, she loves to live in different places and her career has taken her all over the country.

She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism at The University of Arkansas in 2018 - Woo Pig Sooie! While in school, Lauren worked as the Sports Director, Reporter, and Anchor for UATV News, She spent time interviewing Razorback players, coaches, and sideline reporting.

Lauren's journalism career began at WQAD News 8 in Moline, Illinois. During her two years covering Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Lauren worked as a weekday, weekend, weeknight, and morning show reporter. She also learned to be a skilled multimedia journalist. Lauren is grateful for the invaluable experience and opportunities she gained while reporting for WQAD News 8 in Moline.

Lauren is excited to join the WBRC team and to tell stories that matter to Birmingham.

When she's not working, you can find Lauren exploring running trails with her Standard Poodle, Millie, testing out her green thumb on new house plants, and expanding her record collection. She loves music from the 70s and 80s and is always looking for new music suggestions.

Recent Articles by Lauren

  Fans still feel the magic of the Magic City Classic even with COVID-19 changes

  Health officials say children ages 12-15 will be crucial in reaching herd immunity

  Restaurants struggle with staffing amid busy weekend

  Alabama Legislature approved “Aniah’s Law” but family says the work is not done

  Health officials worry about large crowds at events this weekend

  Health officials want more people to get COVID-19 vaccines

  Health officials worry J&J pause could cause an increase in vaccine hesitancy

  Health experts say we won’t reach heard immunity until younger age groups get vaccinated

Health officials say COVID-19 vaccine is the solution to variant strains

  How to help keep unvaccinated children safe

  Local expert weighs in on why more young people are catching COVID-19

  Birmingham issues park curfews after Easter Sunday shooting

  Appointments available at Birmingham Airport vaccination site for Thursday

  Health officials say it is okay to start shopping around for specific COVID-19 vaccine

  Health officials predict a vaccine booster could be needed after one year

  2 suspects in custody after shooting outside Tuscaloosa lounge injures 5

  More than 700 providers with vaccine starting next week

  ADPH soon launching program to vaccinate homebound people

  CDC tool to help track your vaccine side effects

  Alabama ranks 9th in country for vaccinating most vulnerable populations

  State health officials say vaccine will soon be easier to find

  Variants could cause hospitalizations to spike, but officials say it won’t be as bad as before

  Hundreds of volunteers help with clean up efforts in Calhoun County

  Appointments available at Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport vaccination site

  UAB launches program to vaccinate homebound patients in Jefferson County

  Health officials said they learned a lot from the COVID-19 pandemic

  Crews working to clean up Tuscaloosa County after multiple tornados

  State health officials worry more infectious COVID-19 variant strain could become dominant within next few months

  Local pharmacies prepare for higher demand with vaccine eligibility expanding

  16 Jefferson County Walmart stores now distributing COVID-19 vaccine, but appointments fill up quickly