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

  Columbus businesses and schools reaching out to help Virginia College students ahead of campus closing

Fans react to Central High’s championship win; plans for community celebration announced

Parent company of Virginia College closing large amount of campuses in December

Columbus voters head to polls for Tuesday’s run-off election

UPDATE: Stolen truck involved in deadly Stuart Dr. shooting found, suspect still at large

Columbus officials close nearly half of the units in mobile home park; residents seek new housing options

Columbus mobile home park facing threat of closure by the city; property management responds

Community members react to death of former CPD officer killed in helicopter crash

Columbus mother shares story of 1-year-old son diagnosed with diabetes

Multiple businesses burglarized in Columbus shopping plaza; owners increasing security

Dinglewood Pharmacy still scrambling hot dogs after 100 years

1 Year Later: Troup County investigators still searching for missing elderly woman

‘Bullets were flying’ Shots pierce multiple homes on Morehouse St. in Columbus

Columbus voter travels 600 miles to vote; blames alleged voter suppression

Race for Muscogee County Superior Court Clerk: Glover vs. Forte

Taking back the streets: 25th Avenue in Columbus

Do you know what you’re voting on? CSU professor explains amendments on GA ballot

GA’s new lottery anonymity law adds more excitement to Mega Millions drawing

Man accused of hit-and-run of CSU student in 2015 pleads guilty

President Trump issues Federal Emergency Declaration for Sumter County after hurricane hits