Donovan Jackson

Donovan Jackson

WAFB Reporter

Baton Rouge, La.

Donovan Jackson is a general assignments reporter for WAFB 9News.

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  • Southern University: Mass Communication with concentration in Broadcast and Journalism

Recent Articles by Donovan

  State officials say they are working to keep voting polls safe and clean ahead of primary elections

  Dry cleaners facing tough times as more people work from home.

  EBR school leaders asking for parents to fill out survey

  ACTION JACKSON: Woman wants answers from City of Baton Rouge after two-straight days of flooding

  Multiple trash and rubbish fires intentionally set in BR

  Health officials urge La. residents to answer phone calls from contact tracers

  Action Jackson helps family fighting to get their gas services restored for nearly 4 months

  Registration now open for Spark Box summer initiative free activity kits for kids

  New businesses creating more job opportunities during pandemic

  River Branch Library in downtown Baton Rouge finally opening to the public

  Bakers for Black Lives raising money to create opportunities for people of color

  Pollster suggest 2020 election night could turn into a week

  African American museum reopens in time for Juneteenth; organizers announce schedule

EBR reports four garbage trucks destroyed by fires

Courts statewide proceed with eviction hearings

  LWC urges residents to be patient, while some still haven’t received benefits

  West Feliciana Historical Society permanently cancels Audubon Pilgrimage after petition claims festival glosses over slavery

  As Entergy crews prepare for severe weather, officials say power restoration could be delayed

  Public pools, parks in La. reopen as part of Phase 2

  Scammers using protests to target concerned grandparents

Halt on some evictions ends June 8 due to Phase 2 of reopening

  Health officials express concern about crowds as La. moves into Phase 2 of reopening

  Community unites in prayer over unrest across country

  Children’s health specialist discusses rare condition in children linked to COVID-19

  CDC warns about false positive from coronavirus antibody test

  Blood Center in need of donations as donors stay home during COVID-19 pandemic

  La. schools adapt graduations ceremonies for students

  Barber and dog groomer form unexpected bond

  Class of 2020 celebrates graduation with some adjustments; optimistic about the future

  Some business owners frustrated they’ve been left out of Phase 1 of reopening