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

Third generation nursing student vaccinates her mother

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

  UAB researcher develops at home COVID-19 antibody testing kit

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

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

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

UAB now sharing numbers on COVID-convalesced patients

State health officials say vaccine distribution phases may be difficult to enforce

Healthcare workers ask vaccine skeptics to educate themselves on the product before making decisions

State plans to supply smaller and rural hospitals with Moderna vaccine if approved

Health Officials explain what is in the COVID-19 vaccine and how it will work

  Birmingham mom receives almost $350,000 in donations to raising deceased sister’s five kids

  Chilton County Schools making temporary changes after 12 faculty members forced to quarantine from COVID-19 exposures

Birmingham woman raising 12 children after her sister unexpectedly died from COVID-19

Online COVID-19 tool shows risk potential during gatherings like Thanksgiving

Alabama Power compares Zeta damage to Hurricane Katrina

UAB researchers find that stay-at-home orders reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths

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

  Cullman family pushes for legislative change after uncle’s murder

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

  Busy night in Tuscaloosa after first home game