Brian Jackson anchors Good Day Chicago from 7-10 AM alongside Natalie Bomke.
I grew up just outside of Chicago in Matteson, Illinois. Around 6th grade I met a local sportscaster and that’s what led to me pursuing a career in journalism. That journey continued at Rich South high school where I started writing for my high school newspaper and reading the announcements at church.
After graduating from Howard University in Washington, D.C. I spent about a decade working mainly behind the scenes at Comcast Sports Net. Those experiences led me to Jacksonville, Florida where I was a weekend sports anchor at WJXT-TV.
Up to that point, my primary focus was sports. It’s very important to have mentors in any career. I was fortunate enough to receive guidance that led to me transitioning from sports to a morning show anchor at WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Florida. Being on the news side allows me to tell a wider variety of stories that impact the communities we cover.
After spending a little over a year in the beautiful PNW as a evening anchor at Fox 13 Seattle, I got the opportunity to come back home to Chicago and Fox 32.
In addition to the morning news I’ll also be pinch hitting for our sports department, covering the teams I grew up rooting for. And in case you were wondering Southsiders all day over the Cubs.
Outside of work I enjoy being physically active. I also love giving back to the community. I’ve been a mentor for Big Brothers and Big Sisters and have volunteered at local schools in markets I’ve worked in.
I’d love to hear from you, whether it’s a story idea, coming out to speak to a school or even a restaurant or gym I should visit!