Brian Jackson

Brian Jackson

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!

The latest from Brian Jackson

Chicago program aids former inmates in rebuilding lives after prison

Every year, approximately 20,000 individuals are released from prison in Illinois, with two out of five of them returning to prison within three years. However, Project H.O.O.D. offers a program aimed at assisting former inmates in rebuilding their lives after incarceration.