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. — Home surveillance video captured a woman carrying stolen items throughout the Highland Park neighborhood. “There are a lot of people home during the day and for her to be brazen enough to do that during the day was kind of surprising,” said Melody Seely, a resident. People who live in the community had missing items from in and around their yards and porches — including a fish tank. “I go into my kitchen and I noticed she’s […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Two brothers from France studying at High Point University were shocked to find out one of their country’s greatest landmarks caught fire. FOX8 spoke with Tobias and Joshua Weiss on the campus about how the Notre Dame Cathedral fire will impact Paris. “It was truly shocking and was pretty sad because I know how much of a monument it is to France,” Joshua Weiss said. Video from the scene showed the flames taking over the Paris […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Severe weather watches throughout Sunday afternoon made some tornado victims on edge a year after an EF-2 tornado touched down around the same time this year. “It makes me nervous, that I did hear, we were under a tornado watch, said Edna Hughes, a 2018 Greensboro tornado victim. She, along with hundreds of others in her East Greensboro community, experienced a twister that ripped through the area last year. “I don’t want to see that again,” said […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington artist honored the late rapper Nipsey Hussle through a portrait drawing. Tim Martin drew a portrait of Nipsey Hussle. After the news of his death sent shockwaves through people all over the country, Martin wanted to honor the late rapper through his passion for art. “I did it that night before I went to sleep, I stopped all the portrait work I had to do and drew Nipsey that night,” Martin said. Nipsey Hussle, whose […]
TRINITY, N.C. — Residents living along a rural road in Trinity were alarmed by a mysterious noise and movement they say happened late Monday night. “It was a very loud boom,” Dianne Williams said. Williams was alarmed to hear such a loud noise, followed by shaking. She said it was scary for her dogs too. “I heard bang, bang, in the laundry room, so I opened the door where we keep our pots and pans and they were on the […]
THOMASVILLE, N.C. — The family of one of the good Samaritans that was hit and killed by a driver last year are upset after finding out the driver will not face any charges. Brittney White and David Cedolia were on the side of U.S. 29 near East Cooksey Drive when they were helping a stranded driver on the side of the road. Another car struck and killed both of them. It’s been eight months since tragedy and to find out […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A group of local leaders and professionals have created an open space to discuss a tragedy that’s impacted a Greensboro community. Back in May 2018, five children were killed in an apartment fire at the Summit Avenue Apartments. “It almost been a year and we haven’t seen a lot of movement in terms of change. We’re afraid it can happen again,” said Jeremy Rinker, a UNCG assistant professor. A year after the tragedy, the idea was to […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Northwest Guilford High School students came together to start a new school club to unite their fellow classmates. The idea was sparked after a racist video, involving two Northwest Guilford High School students, went viral online. “You could really see the divide, like you saw how people felt about it. The energy wasn’t that good,” said Jaelen Clark, a junior at Northwest Guilford. In the video, the students made racist comments and used derogatory language toward […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A run out along Old Battleground Road turned very strange for one runner. According to a Facebook post from Fleet Feet Greensboro, a woman says she spotted a naked man near the Nat Green and Palmetto trail entrances on the bridge around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Runners were shocked to hear about a man running without clothes on. “I’m disgusted, it’s just crazy especially in like the daylight you don’t want to see that,” Laura Essenmacher said. Lisa […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A rally outside of the Greensboro City Council Chambers pushed for justice for Marcus Smith. Smith died while in police custody in September 2018. Officers’ body camera footage captured Smith walking in and out of traffic asking for help. Police ended up restraining Smith tying his hands and feet together. The medical examiner’s report revealed Smith death was due to the combination of drugs and heart disease. It also noted that the way he was restrained helped […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A Northern Guilford High School freshamn received a surprise welcome home celebration after going away for two months. Johnny Van Kemp, 15, left nearly two months ago to go to Pennsylvania to receive T-cell immunotherapy, a life-changing procedure for Van Kemp. He’s now cancer free. Before the procedure and during the last seven years, his cancer reoccurred three times. “With every irritation of battling cancer traditional techniques don’t work the same so we had to consider […]
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Three Guilford County high school students have been shot and killed in less than a month. Two shootings happened in Greensboro and the other in High Point, involving two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old. Just this past weekend, James Currie, a senior at Dudley High School, was gunned down near a home on Montcastle Drive in Greensboro. The weekend before that, James Murray Jr. was shot and killed at a crowded park in High Point. Earlier this […]