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

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

  Nearly one month after deadly Fultondale tornado, residents still need help

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

Does a previous COVID-19 infection cause worse vaccine side effects?

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

  UAB infectious disease expert answers questions on Johnson and Johnson vaccine

ADPH asking healthier people who qualify for vaccine to delay their turn

  Birmingham city leaders still planning for a springtime Magic City Classic

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

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

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

Local explosives expert gives thoughts on Nashville Explosion

  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

Health officials say masks are still necessary after COVID-19 vaccine

  Experts say double check charities before you give your money to them

  Restaurants urging for lawmakers to provide pandemic assistance in the next stimulus bill

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

  Health officials say negative COVID-19 test results can give false sense of security

  How to make the holiday feel special if you are spending Thanksgiving alone

UAB has freezer that could store COVID-19 vaccine

Jefferson County health officials offer advice for college students returning home for holidays

  Alabama Power compares Zeta damage to Hurricane Katrina

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

Cullman family pushes for legislative change after uncle’s murder

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

  Haunted Houses scaring people safely during pandemic

  Birmingham bar owner frustrated with end of to-go alcohol sales

  City of Jasper now issuing tickets to people who refuse to wear a mask