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

  St. George neighborhood split between those who want to remain, and those who want into Baton Rouge

  Around 100 Livingston Parish teachers participate in ‘sick out’ over district’s reopening procedures

  ACTION JACKSON: Woman seeking help to repair vehicle damaged by wet asphalt

  Mother who lost son to suicide shares her story to help raise awareness

  ACTION JACKSON: Woman says LWC wants her to pay back nearly $11k in overpaid unemployment benefits

  Parents appreciate some semblance of normalcy as some EBR schools return to in-person learning

  Locals prepare for Sally by filling sandbags

  ACTION JACKSON: Landlord, tenant going back and forth over $700 water bill

  Mother says she’s grateful for virtual-only option in EBR Parish; about 30% of students will learn online

  Law enforcement hopeful Real Time Crime Center will help after violent weekend in Baton Rouge

  Baton Rouge film maker takes new movie on the road

  K-12 schools in La. now required to report daily COVID-19 cases to Dept. of Health

  Some southwest La. families to enroll their children in Baton Rouge area schools due to damage from Hurricane Laura

  EBR Parish School System could be returning to in-person classes after Labor Day

  Area churches helping families in Lake Charles recover after Hurricane Laura

  Lake Charles evacuees now wonder if they have homes to return to after Hurricane Laura moves through

  People evacuating ahead of Laura trying to follow COVID-19 guidelines while staying with family members

  Crews trim tree limbs as part of last minute preps for Laura

  Leaders in Ascension, Livingston parishes make preps ahead of Marco and Laura landfalls

  Entergy officials say power restoration could be delayed due to multiple storms, coronavirus guidelines

  Red Cross recommends a few extra items for your hurricane prep kit during pandemic

  ACTION JACKSON: Woman facing homelessness after fire damaged neighboring apartment

No change in vote tally in Foxworth vs. Alexander race

  Some Baton Rouge residents say USPS delays are preventing them from paying bills

  7-year-old helps raise money for safety vest for police officers

  State superintendent of education addresses COVID-19 concerns in schools

  School protocols for handling positive COVID-19 results could differ for each case

  Parents get creative helping children set up spaces for virtual learning

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

  Last day for EBR parents to pick up Chromebooks, virtual learning devices