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

  Non-profit extends free meals for children to seven days a week

  Grocery stores implement stronger safety practices amid coronavirus pandemic

  Truck drivers say they’re struggling to keep up with demand amid coronavirus pandemic

  Friend reflects on EBR Parish’s first coronavirus death, a 44-year-old woman

  Church leaders find ways to reach church members

  Non-profit organizers say they’re seeing fewer and fewer helping hands

  Baton Rouge retirement facility St. James Place discloses coronavirus case

  Mother pleads for people to take ‘social distancing’ seriously during coronavirus pandemic

Families adjusting after closures amid coronavirus pandemic

Odell S. Williams African-American Museum receives big donation from Dept. of Corrections inmates

  Coronavirus leads to cruises being canceled, but what happens to your money?

  Principal says student disciplined for alleged bullying at Woodlawn High School

  ACTION JACKSON: Drivers want another red light at LA 30 and Veterans Boulevard in Gonzales

  ACTION JACKSON: Beware when shopping for home appliance repairs

  SU Law Center launches mental health app for students

  ACTION JACKSON: Drivers concerned after multiple wrecks at Siegen Lane intersection

  Morgan City parade goers say they do Mardi Gras the best

  ACTION JACKSON: Defaulted on a loan? Items could be seized from your home

  World War II veteran celebrates 99th birthday

  How to safely enjoy parades this Mardi Gras season

  ACTION JACKSON: Baker woman says driveway is a safety hazard

  Henry Gray, legendary blues musician, dies at 95

  School buses burglarized while students marched in Mardi Gras parade, school officials say

  Mid City Gras makes big splash for parade-goers.

  Southern University A&M College: A light of hope for African Americans post-Reconstruction

  Woman accused of stealing dog during Krewe of Mutts parade arrested; dog found safe

  Krewe of Mutts brings in big crowd

  Southern University celebrates Black History Month with film festival, summit

  ACTION JACKSON: Homeowners say city officials neglecting dangerous sidewalks

  9NEWS ALERT TEAM: Beware of alarming texts targeting children