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    About    

Two time EMMY Award winning News Anchor Sherri Jackson is a veteran journalist.  Sherri anchors the 4,5,6 and 10 PM News at CBS 42 in Birmingham, AL.  She is the PM Managing Editor,

  

Sherri has done exemplary work as a journalist investigating environmental contamination, holding local government accountable, informing the community about potential dangers of digital devices and social media, fighting the war on cancer with information, and shining a spotlight on long overdue honors for those who’ve given their all to make our community what it is today.

 

She’s been named “Best News Anchor” numerous times by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.  In 2019 Sherri was selected for the inaugural class of Top Women in Alabama Media.

 

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Sherri has received recognition for her work covering AIDS in the city of Birmingham. Her piece “AIDS from Alabama to Africa” received a national award from the National Association of Black Journalists. As a reporter she is dedicated to telling the stories that touch people’s lives in a series of special reports called “Faith in Action.” The series launched after Sherri took a mission trip to Arusha, Tanzania and split from her mission team to cover the story of a missionary doctor in Bomet, Kenya who says she was miraculously healed after testing positive for HIV. The story of what happened at Tenwek Hospital became Sherri’s first Faith in Action story in 2007.

Family drives Sherri’s passion to give back to the community. Sherri is proud of the work she does at CB2 42 that impacts the lives of people in our community. She has worked on several special reports at CBS 42 that have received journalism awards. She is most proud of the 2014 EMMY award for “Hope and Honor: A tribute to four girls.” The documentary follows sculptor Elizabeth MacQueen’s making of the “Four Spirits” monument in Birmingham’s Kelly Ingram Park.

Professional organizations

*Committed to the work that RTDNA does to equip newsroom leaders

* Support efforts to  prepare current and future journalists to face new challenges 

*Commitment to Journalism Principles and Excellence

-Volunteer for and support efforts to honor Journalists

*Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

-Stand up for the First Amendment

-Member of NABJ, Southeast Chapter NATAS

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Awards 

 

Awards and Honors

2018 NABJ Salute to Excellence

2017 Best News Anchor Alabama Broadcasters Association

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2016 EMMY Award "Dangerous Connections

2015 National Headliner Award 1st Place Continuing Coverage of Single Event "Letters from Sex Offenders"

2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Hard News

2015, 2014 Emmy Nomination News Anchor

2014 Associated Press Best Television News Anchor

2014 EMMY Award "Hope and Honor"

2013 SPJ Green Eye Shade Award Public Service in Television Journalism "Concussion Awareness"

2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, "Concussion Special: Protecting Young Minds",  "Deadly Deception" and WIAT 42 News at 6

2011 RTDNA/UNITY Award "Continuing the Dream"

2010 Childcare Resources "Friend of Children" Children's Advocacy Award

2009 Alabama Broadcasters Association ABBY Award "Stand Up to Cancer"