Danielle Jackson joined the FOX8 team as a multimedia journalist in October 2018. Before heading to the Triad, she spent time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as a multimedia journalist at WBRZ.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. There she majored in Mass Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. Danielle started her career at WSB-TV in her hometown of Atlanta. She was a news trainee and assignment desk editor, writing for both on-air and web.
She found her passion for storytelling originally when she became the editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper. In college, her passion continued in the form of broadcast television. Joining organizations such as the National Association of Black Journalists and Black Women Film Network, Danielle uses her medium to both tell the stories of others and to lend a helping hand to others.
Outside of work, she enjoys shopping, discovering new restaurants and completing DIY projects.
If you have any story ideas, please feel free to email her.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Kelli Yam enjoys drawing people on her sketch pad as a hobby. Her detailed drawings are scattered throughout her living quarters inside of her Greensboro apartment. There’s one thing she would have never imagined drawing into her future. She was diagnosed with Stage 1b breast cancer at the age of 21. Stage 1b breast cancer which means small clusters of breast cancer cells are found in your lymph nodes. She couldn’t believe the diagnosis, and she’s still […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Veterans who were once homeless now have a place to call their own. Whole Man Ministries of NC Inc., a local ministry aimed at fighting veteran homelessness, has provided permanent housing for homeless veterans. In 2012, the group, along with many other nonprofit organizations, helped restore five homes on Cameron Avenue and 16th Street in Winston-Salem. They took old boarded up and dilapidated homes and restored them back to their full luster. “As soon as we get […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Triad organization meets twice a month to focus on solutions to the ongoing issues of gun violence in the city of Winston-Salem. Rally Up Winston-Salem, a local ministry that embraces anti-street violence and public safety, gathered inside of Piedmont Park Community Center Thursday night to speak with residents about violent crimes and the issues leading up to them. Cory McCann, one of the co-founder’s of Rally Up Winston-Salem, says the group meets in communities where crime […]
ARCHDALE, N.C. — A bond that goes beyond just words for two little four-year-old girls in Archdale. Aivley and Kinsley are in the same pre-school class at Trindale Elementary School who became friends after playing during the school day. Playing together is a small part of their daily routine at school, but there’s something else the two are learning together. “She just wants to know more sign language like she just really likes to learn it and she’s very interested […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office needs to fill more than 80 positions within their department. As of late October, the sheriff’s office had 57 detention service officers positions available in the jail. There are 31 deputy sheriff positions within the county’s patrol division. “It’s really important that we get the vacancies filled because we are serving the public and Guilford County,” said Sgt. Buchanan, who works in the personnel and training division. The sheriff’s office says […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem University senior is proving anything is possible with the help of faith, friends and a sense of brotherhood. Jaylen Brown, originally from Salisbury, is studying Exercise Science. On December 18, 2018, he was involved in a head-on collision leaving him seriously injured to the point where he couldn’t walk. “When the accident occurred, I blacked out on the scene and fainted. I mean everything went black and it was a period of time where I […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The current police chief Wayne Scott announced his retirement in August 2019, prompting a change in leadership. Since then, the city has hosted several community meetings in an effort to get feedback from the community. “We want to move as close…move this process along so that we can be able to place the next police chief as close to the retirement of current chief Wayne Scott,” said Nathaniel Davis, Greensboro Assistant City Manager in the division of […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford County school board proposal for short-term suspensions remains a topic of debate weeks before the board votes on a decision. Several organizations including the North Carolina NAACP, the Greensboro Branch NAACP, the Pulpit Forum of Greensboro Business League and members of the Guilford County community started a petition in full support of the short-term appeal policy. Currently, neither students nor parents have recourse if a student is suspended. “There is absolutely no reason why a […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A local high school is partnering with a breast screening company during the last week of October as breast cancer awareness month wraps up. Western Guilford High School partnered with Be Sure, Sure Touch Exams, a physician-led company that focuses on early detection for breast cancer. The mobile unit goes around the country to provide exams to women 25 and up. This week it’s here in the Triad. The mobile unit provides a fast and convenient way […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A strong message to stop gun violence in the Gate City is being brought forth through a local anti-violence advocacy group. Patricia Roberts is one of the many mothers who are part of the group Mothers Against Gun Violence. She lost her son, Robert Mickey Ledwell, back in 1997 after he was shot several times inside of his Greensboro apartment. His case remains unsolved. “He lost his life at 29 years old, it’s very painful, you don’t […]
ELON, N.C. — Hurricane Florence impacted coastal Carolina last September, and some Elon University students recently helped with restoration work that still needs to be done. “It was fulfilling,” said Chloe Hultman, an Elon University senior. A small group of students, part of the organization Elon Volunteers, packed their bags and headed to Wilmington, North Carolina, during their fall break this year to participate in service work. They restored the two mobile homes that were impacted severely damaged by the […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — There’s a new gunfire detection system a Triad police department plans to use to get their officers to scenes faster. The Winston-Salem Police Department received a $699,908 grant from the federal government to be able to purchase the system. During Monday night’s Winston-Salem City Council meeting, Chief Catrina Thompson informed council members the department received the grant and wanted to request their permission to accept the fund. “With this system, whether someone calls and reports it or […]