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

  JeffCo Health officials say some callers are trying to skip the line for a COVID-19 vaccine

  Jefferson County Health Department shifting bulk of resources to vaccination efforts

  A recent COVID-19 infection could impact your availability to get the vaccine

  Third generation nursing student vaccinates her mother

  Tuscaloosa Police Department sees “rapid rise” in mental health calls, launches new behavioral health unit

  ADPH reports “bonus doses” in some COVID-19 vaccine vials

  ADPH sending COVID-19 specimen to CDC for mutant strain sequencing

  State health officials say healthcare workers getting vaccinated after originally declining

  UAB study finds small number of minorities planning to get COVID-19 vaccine

  State health leaders worry for hospitals if new COVID-19 variant becomes dominant in March

  State health leaders say patient transfers are becoming increasingly difficult

  UAB researcher develops at home COVID-19 antibody testing kit

  What COVID-19 symptoms people in the emergency room are experiencing

  UAB Chief of Hospital Medicine talks long term COVID-19 side effects

  Fair Haven Nursing Home vaccinates more than 300 employees and residents

  UAB doctor talks myths behind COVID-19 vaccine

  Local gun shop sees spike in sales after riots at U.S. Capitol

  ADPH says we are still in phase 1A of vaccine distribution plan after expanding to allow people 75 years or older

  ADPH working to maintain COVID-19 testing as vaccines continue to roll out

  Birmingham city leaders still planning for a springtime Magic City Classic

  State health leaders say emergency departments are slammed with patients

  Alabama Hospital Association President reports some patients being transferred out of state

  UAB now sharing numbers on COVID-convalesced patients

  Officials working to add COVID-19 vaccines to Legion Field testing site

  Shipping expert says delayed holiday packages should arrive by end of the week

  Birmingham man creates PPE business during pandemic

  Health leaders say the next few days will determine hospitalizations for the second half of January

  Local bars prepare for New Year’s Eve celebrations

  Red Cross officials say Alabama is in critical need of convalescent plasma

  UAB monitoring for allergic reactions after COVID vaccine administration