Sharifa Jackson

Sharifa Jackson joined the WTVM News Leader 9 Team in January 2017 as a Multimedia Journalist/Reporter. She’s returning to Columbus after spending one year at WTVY in Dothan, Alabama. Sharifa began her television career at WTVM in Fall of 2014. She was first hired as a News Content Specialist, where she helped with behind-the-scenes show production. She stayed in that position for a year while also exploring all other aspects of the newsroom, from videography, editing, to producing. Upon graduation from Columbus State University in May 2015, Sharifa was offered a reporter/anchor position at WTVY. During her stay in Dothan, Sharifa covered all types of stories from tornado damage, small town government corruption, and state road problems. In summer of 2016, Sharifa covered a story about a family in Eufaula, Alabama who met Prince Harry that was picked up by Networks Stations, ABC, NBC, CBS, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. Sharifa is a lifetime member of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. When she’s not at work, Sharifa enjoys traveling, shopping and spending time with family. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown.

Recent Articles by Sharifa

  Family and friends remember Columbus shooting victim, Ronnie Brooks Jr.

UPDATE: Basement of Springer Opera House floods with more than 3 feet of water, shows will go on

South Columbus neighbors concerned about abandoned mobile home park becoming an "eyesore”

Crime, development, and success; LaGrange Mayor addresses ‘State of the City’

Traces of asbestos found in Columbus Government Center flooring

Columbus woman continues to press law enforcement on growing missing person cases

CPD arrest man after hit and run leaves pedestrian with severe injuries

Man charged with necrophilia in Columbus pleads guilty in Superior Court

Movement begins in development of multi-million dollar retail and living site in Midland

CORRECTION: Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA investigating possible case of mumps, not measles

Columbus Water Works gives notice of unpaid bill to Eagle Trace Apartment residents

Columbus Metra bus driver shares story after saving passengers from bus fire

Columbus Metra bus driver rescues passengers after bus goes up in flames

Teen suspect linked to Columbus thefts and murder appears in court

Muscogee County Jail over capacity as inmate trials are delayed; DA responds

Columbus death penalty case delayed again for man accused of killing girlfriend and son

UPDATE: Deceased GA newborn found in a cooler found to be full-term child

LaGrange police reminding of Georgia Safe Haven Law after baby found deceased in cooler

Wounded Army veteran still missing; TX investigator gets involved

Retailers face after-Christmas rush as Columbus shoppers make holiday returns