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.
ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — An Alamance County homeowner walked into his home Sunday afternoon to find burglary suspects inside. The homeowner said when he walked into the house, he saw a suspect jumping out of his back window. At the time, the homeowner had his young child with him when he walked in on the suspects. Authorities responded to the home invasion on Mebane Rogers Road. With the help of several agencies, a Burlington Police Department K-9 tracked the suspects through […]
STOKESDALE, N.C. — Authorities say a woman is connected to a string of break-ins in and around Stokesdale. Kathryn Rimmer, 28, is facing felony breaking and entering charges in Guilford County. The sheriff’s office says she broke into several homes, taking jewelry and electronics. Rimmer was arrested Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop. Inside of the vehicles authorities recovered some of the stolen items. “The suspect busted the window out of the house and came in and stole mainly jewelry […]
RURAL HALL, N.C. — The killing of Rural Hall resident Nicholas Williams doesn’t sit well with neighbors who live in the community. Several neighbors on Hallmark Drive said they were shocked to find out Williams, 40, was killed. “It’s shocking, it’s hurtful,” said Todd Cardwell, who would see Williams throughout the neighborhood. On Monday, a missing person’s report filed with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office revealed Williams had not been seen since Sunday. Forsyth and Craven counties’ sheriff’s offices worked […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — An alleged sexual assault victim wants her claims taken seriously by North Carolina A&T State University. The freshman claims she was raped at an off-campus apartment in November 2018. She says she reported the alleged assault to her cheerleading coaches at NC A&T but says the coaching staff failed to acknowledge her claims. “My coaching staff failed to do what’s in the handbook and which is report what happened to me,” the woman said. The woman wrote […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A group of concerned Davidson County residents want to find solutions to the number of violent crimes in their community. The Davidson Coalition Against Violence is a community-based organization which focuses on deterrence, which targets a specified crime problem by applying strategies or tactics. “And the community is tired of the violent crime that’s going on,” said Robert Martin of Project Safe Neighborhood in Davidson County. The group works on strategizing, analyzing crime information, understanding local […]
It’s a waiting list that continues to grow both nationally and locally. Thousands of North Carolinians are hoping to receive organs. The organ at the top of the list is the kidney. Tonya Kuvshinikov is in dire need of a kidney. She has battled with type 1 diabetes since the age of 9, resulting in kidney failure years later. “This would change my life,” Kushinkov said. She says it’s better to receive a kidney from a living person rather than […]
ASHEBORO, N.C. — Home intruders got an unexpected surprise after breaking into an Asheboro home. The suspects were met with a gun drawn once they exited the home. Stephen Routh watches over his parent’s home on McKnight street and after getting a call about some unusual people on the property he made his way to see what was going. Once he arrived, he saw three suspects trying to leave out of the back door. That’s when he held them at […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Time is winding down for Bennett College as they try to reach a fundraising goal of $5 million dollars by Friday, Feb. 1. “We’ll take funds up to 12 or 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night,” said Bennett College President Phyllis Dawkins. The effort to raise millions of dollars comes after they failed to meet one particular Southern Association of Colleges and Schools requirement. They are now working towards proving the school has sufficient financial resources. “In our appeal, […]
LEXINGTON, N.C. — Police are searching for a man accused of punching another man in the face in the parking lot of the Norlex Shopping Plaza. Authorities said road rage led to the assault after two men got into a verbal altercation. Shoppers in the plaza said they’ve seen several verbal fights after drivers were cut off. “Absolutely, and then they’ll stand there and cuss each other and all this other good stuff until finally it does escalate and a […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two brothers are facing theft charges in Greensboro after components were stolen from air conditioning units throughout the city. Police arrested Cecil Oakes, 55, and Randy Oakes, 62. Both face 22 counts of felony and misdemeanor theft charges. Police say the brothers stole components inside several A/C units between Dec. 3, 2018 and Jan. 16. Investigators also tied the duo to the A/C units thefts at Saint Paul Baptist Church in Greensboro. Pastor James Fisher is the […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A downtown restaurant is treating federal workers to a free meal. Thousands of federal workers furloughed since the government shutdown have gone without a paycheck for more than 30 days. It’s affecting many in the Triad. “They’re serving the federal employees a nice dinner, which I think is really nice of them. They don’t have to do that but I really appreciate it,” said Sharon Smith, a federal employee. Smith and several others enjoyed a meal inside […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Neighbors in one Greensboro community are concerned about speeders and fearing for their safety. People who live near the intersection of Wendover Avenue and Cridland Road near Latham Park are worried some reckless drivers could one day affect their lives. “Every time I go through this intersection I see somebody crash the red light, speeding 60 mph, and I just fear a family member, a friend, a mother is going to go through that stop light and […]