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

  Birmingham foundation giving out $800,000 to local nonprofits in need of help from the pandemic

  Halloween store says pandemic fears haven’t slowed business

  Family remembers Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney one year after she was abducted and killed

  Jefferson County Health Department increasing contact tracing as case numbers rise

  Sumiton man has message after 69 days in hospital battling COVID-19

  Cullman family pushes for legislative change after uncle’s murder

  UAB reports 15 more positive COVID-19 cases this week

  Center Point mayor-elect working to help lower COVID numbers in 35215 zip code

Local tutor recommends students still take standardize tests as universities waive scores for 2021 admissions

  School nurse says new state COVID-19 toolkit helps when reporting cases

  55% of students in Jefferson County Schools are returning for 5 days a week in person learning

  Local gun shops experiencing an increase in customers and shortage in ammunition

  Calera Main Street hosting alternative Halloween trick-or-treating amid pandemic

  Alabama company making face masks for lawmakers in United States Capitol complex

  Alabama Secretary of State appealing new voter changes on a federal level

  Tuscaloosa city councilmember happy with first home game weekend

  Haunted Houses scaring people safely during pandemic

  Busy night in Tuscaloosa after first home game

  University of Alabama students excited for first home game of the season

  Tuscaloosa bars prep for a busy game day

  Community Foodbank of Central Alabama more than doubles food distribution since pandemic

  Birmingham Public Safety Task Force gets new ideas from community

  JCAEA reviews results of teacher survey on returning for face to face instruction

  Birmingham Crossplex issues new safety restrictions as city opens art, cultural and sporting facilities

  School districts across the area heading back for face to face learning

  Fans happy to have SEC football back even with stadium restrictions

  Birmingham Public Safety Task Force looking for community input

  Alabama health department says you can contract COVID-19 and flu at the same time

  Local small business owner says city PPP loan helped her stay in business during the pandemic

  Long-time vacant building will soon be brought to life in downtown Birmingham