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

Health officials concerned over variant cases and the impact on children

  State officials say some vaccine providers are turning down shots

  Doctors link rise in COVID-19 case numbers to pandemic fatigue

  New guidelines for nursing home residents and visitors

  Health officials say you don’t need another vaccine if you got Johnson & Johnson

State health officials giving Pfizer vaccine to J&J providers during vaccine pause, but it could lead to vaccine waste

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

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

  ADPH soon launching program to vaccinate homebound people

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

11-year-old Shelby County girl experiencing long hauler symptoms four months after COVID-19 diagnosis

More Alabama providers can supply Pfizer vaccine after FDA changes storage requirements

When Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could be in Alabama if approved

Alabama man reflects on recovery one year after COVID-19

Is Fauci’s mid-April COVID-19 vaccine prediction a realistic goal for Alabama?

Doctors urge everyone to get their yearly immunizations along with COVID-19 vaccines

  Volunteers work to help clean Fultondale homes after tornado devastation

UAB doctor reports COVID-19 vaccine does not impact fertility

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

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