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.
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A Little League team played their heart out in Kernersville. The Challengers team is made of up kids with either mental or physical disabilities. Thursday night, the team had the opportunity to play on the diamond with players taking part in the regional intermediate tournament. “This program is for special needs kids and it is a part of the Little League program,” Chuck Deluca said. Each Challenger team member is paired up with a buddy from teams […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A scary road rage incident turned violent for a young couple traveling down a state highway. The couple, Natalie Ashby and Cory Combs, were headed home from work on the night of July 5 when a truck nearly hit them on U.S. 158 in Guilford County. “It was uncalled for for that stuff to happen. We were merely minding our own business and on the way home,” said Ashby. Ashby said a man driving a truck […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Plastic bottles, fast food wrappers and a host of miscellaneous items can be seen floating in Buffalo Lake in Greensboro. Several homes sit perched behind the lake, and the homeowners think the trash in the lake is getting out of hand. “It’s disappointing when people litter,” said Christine McCuen, who lives near the lake. Other homeowners, like Julie Welsford, like the lake and all of its pleasantries except for the floating garbage. She’s even taken it upon […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — This year there’s an earlier opportunity to see Independence Day fireworks in the City of Greensboro. Downtown Greensboro Incorporated is kicking off the celebrations on July 3. The event, Fun Fourth Festival, at the First National Bank Ballpark Field. “It’s the party before the party,” said Zack Matheny, the president of DGI. He along with his team of employees and volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the event. The reason behind moving the fireworks show a […]
HAW RIVER, N.C. — Dozens packed the inside of Melfield United Church of Christ for a musical celebration for a Burlington man who was hit and killed by a wrong way driver last week. Reggie Jeffreys was walking on the sidewalk when a driver on the wrong side of the road crashed into him leaving the scene. Jeffreys died at the hospital. Nathaniel Newton turned himself to police days after. “He did the job that he was put here to […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A thief made his way inside of a Hamden Drive home in Greensboro and stole the homeowner’s daughters car. Ramine Ettefagh said his daughter, who is in town visiting for a couple days, left her car door unlocked and that’s how the suspect was able to find the garage door opener and enter the house. “They know what they`re doing ’cause they try to cover themselves up,” said Ettefagh. The homeowner’s Ring doorbell camera captured video of […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A homeowner woke up to find a startling surprise inside of his home last Tuesday. Jeff Fryer was in of his home on Shaker Drive in Greensboro when he discovered a man he’s never seen before inside of his son’s old bedroom. The man, who was later identified by police as Michael Lee, 32, was sound asleep. According to police reports, the suspect tried to break into his neighbor’s home using a tool but was unsuccessful. That’s […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A tree crashed into a Greensboro home on James Place Thursday afternoon, causing a lot of damage. Cynith May and her husband said they had just left the house minutes before the tree fell into their home. The tree fell into their bedroom and parts of the tree damaged their neighbor’s roof too. The Mays described how the water came gushing into the house after the tree left a massive hole on the side of their home. […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Video shows the moment two armed robbers stormed into a Greensboro business on Randleman Road in Greensboro. In a matter of seconds, the suspects had three of the customers and an employee on the floor inside of the Smoke Shop just before 10 p.m. on Monday. The surveillance video shows customers standing at the counter when two armed gunmen come into the store with guns drawn. Their faces are completely covered with bandanas and the hoods of […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Burglars were caught on surveillance video breaking into two different restaurants in Guilford County. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office investigated the two burglaries in separate districts just days apart. On June 3, a burglar broke into Bill’s Pizza Pub in Oak Ridge around 4 a.m. “They entered in through the glass door with a great big rock and shoved it through the door and broke the door,” said Donna Rogers, one of the owners of Bill’s […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mary Smith has been missing since 2017. June 17, 2019, marks her 64th birthday and her family members are still heartbroken over her disappearance. “She loved everybody, she would do anything for you,” her sister Doris Hairston said. Hairston and her family have been distraught over their loved one’s disappearance for more than 700 days. “The last time I saw her was February the 28th 2017, and I asked her not to go to that motel but […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are looking for a man who they believe is connected to a home invasion. A neighbor in the area took a picture of a man in the area and that picture is now posted on Crimestoppers. Police say a man broke into a home on Auburndale Drive on June 6 just before 4 p.m. The homeowner told FOX8 the thief got into the secured home by prying a window open and got away with some jewelry […]