Jeremy Jackson first joined the WHNT News 19 team as a multimedia production assistant in September 2014 and was promoted to videojournalist soon after. Beginning in June 2018 he worked as a photographer/editor for WGNO News, WHNT News 19’s sister station in New Orleans. There, he covered several severe weather events including Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricanes Michael and Barry. He returned to WHNT News 19 in July 2019 where he worked as the senior videojournalist before being promoted to be the Shoals Bureau Reporter in October.
Jeremy is a graduate of the University of North Alabama where he earned a bachelor’s degree in film and digital media production.
Jeremy also has a passion for photography and in his spare time, can be found hiking or exploring different parts of the Tennessee Valley. He also loves weightlifting, rugby, kickball, and beach volleyball.
If you have any news tips, feel free to email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @JeremyJacksonAL.
FLORENCE, Ala. — More than three hundred volunteers filled the banquet halls at the University of North Alabama’s Guillot University Center Monday morning. They gathered for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, packaging meals that will be sent to the Shoals Dream Center. “We are partnered with an organization called Numana Incorporated and they bring the food and we provide the service to package the food,” said Assistant Director for Student Engagement Bethany Green. 2020 marks the 25th […]
FLORENCE, Ala. — It can happen anywhere, it can happen to anyone, and the Florence Police Department said knowing the warning signs can prevent someone from becoming a victim of human trafficking. North Alabama is only about two to three hours away from several major metropolitan areas where human trafficking is becoming frighteningly common. Florence Police Sgt. Greg Cobb said this is one reason why the public needs to remain vigilant. He spoke Thursday at the Residence Inn hotel in […]
THE SHOALS, Ala. — The Russellville Police Department needs your help. On December 17, thieves made off with $10,000 worth of smokers. Russellville Police said they were taken in the early morning hours. Their vehicle was captured on surveillance video and from the footage, police believe they traveled north to Colbert County. Over in Florence, the police department needs your help identifying this woman. Police say she stole a credit card from a private residence in Muscle Shoals. That card […]
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. — The Alabama Music Hall of Fame located on Highway 72 in Tuscumbia has been preserving the musical history of the state of Alabama for nearly 30 years, though the history it preserves dates back decades. “We have singers, songwriters, producers, musicians, all from the state of Alabama,” said Sandra Burroughs, Executive Director of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. “They were either born and raised here or moved here quickly afterwards or have a really strong tie […]
SHEFFIELD, Ala. — We’ve all seen it when driving, an empty fast food drink cup or candy wrapper on the side of the road. Usually, this happens when people decide to throw their trash on the ground instead of finding a garbage can or recycle bin. For those who aren’t aware, that’s littering and in Sheffield, city officials and residents have had enough “We’ve had some concerns at the recent city council meeting about littering,” said Sergeant Max Dotson with […]
FLORENCE, Ala. — Superintendent Jimmy Shaw covered a variety of accomplishments Monday night at Florence City Schools’ first State of the Schools Address. The event began with a few words from Florence Mayor Steve Holt and a selection from the Weeden Elementary Show Choir. There was also a video presentation highlighting the school system’s contributions to the Shoals economy—more than $151 million. Dr. Shaw says safety and student learning are two major topics he wanted to highlight. Virtual classes have […]
SHEFFIELD, Ala. — An added layer of security is being introduced to the City of Sheffield. The Sheffield Police Department is currently accepting applications for an officer position—but not in the traditional sense. The department is looking for a reserve officer. “A reserve officer is an individual interested in law enforcement, whether it be they just want to get involved in the community with the police department, or if they’re looking for position as a police officer down the road,” […]
FLORENCE, Ala. — Students, faculty, and staff filled the Guillot University Center atrium on UNA’s campus Monday morning for an event worthy of a celebration—190 years of existence. Founded on January 11, 1830, as LaGrange College, UNA is the oldest four-year university in Alabama. It’s also the oldest state-chartered institution in Alabama. University President Ken Kitts says because of those distinctions, the university needs to do more to celebrate the anniversary. “After all, it’s part of what makes UNA unique; […]
FLORENCE, Ala — When it comes to Alabama tourism, you may not think of the Shoals as your getaway spot of choice but the data says otherwise. With the region’s rich history of art and music, and the number of diverse locations nature has to offer, it’s no surprise the importance tourism has on the Shoals and it’s economy. “Tourism, in terms of direct and indirect jobs, employs almost 3,000 in Lauderdale County alone and that would be well over […]
SHEFFIELD, Ala. — Congratulations are in order for the Engineering Team at Sheffield High School. They’ve been named the winners of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest for the second year in a row. The program encourages 6th through 12th graders to solve real-world issues in their community using STEM. This team is working on creating a mobile app that will notify Sheffield drivers when railroad crossings are active. “Second year, some of our students are the same but a […]
SHEFFIELD, Ala. — Sheffield Police need your help identifying a shoplifter, according to the department’s Facebook page. Sheffield Police Chief Ricky Terry said the man is believed to be responsible for stealing t-shirts, socks, body wash, and deodorant from the Dollar General store on Jackson Highway. If you recognize the man, you’re asked to call the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers. Call in your tips to (256) 386-8685. The call is anonymous and a cash reward is being offered for any […]
FLORENCE, Ala. — If you drove down Tennessee Street Tuesday or Wednesday, chances are you noticed the roadwork being done at the Poplar Street intersection. One lane of traffic is blocked and the pavement is a little bumpy. It’s all part of the City of Florence streetscape project. This is the second phase of the project. The first phase included renovations along Court Street in downtown. “Streetscape started several years ago on Court Street and so we’ve completed all of […]