Donovan Jackson

Donovan Jackson

WAFB Reporter

Baton Rouge, La.

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

On 9News Morning Edition, you'll see Donovan in the 9News Alert Center. There he brings you the latest breaking news stories happening in our area and around the country.

When the morning show is over, he transforms into Action Jackson. His #1 concern is getting YOU the help you need.

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

Recent Articles by Donovan

  Port Allen High School remembers their classmate Jazzimane Woods

  Action Jackson: Ascension Parish residents concerned about troublesome intersection; DOTD responds

Action Jackson: Homeowner left with bill after delivery truck rips down powerlines

  ACTION JACKSON: Eviction mortarium places an unfair burden on mom & pop landlords

  How to submit an application for the EBR Rental Assistance Program

  Action Jackson: Homeowner whose home flooded in 2016, claims restore cut him off before he finished repairs

  ACTION JACKSON: Zachary man in jeopardy of losing nearly 12 acres of land after he claims mortgage company failed to pay property taxes

2 Plaquemine men die in head-on collision on LA 77, authorities say

  Action Jackson: What to do if a business is holding your refund

  Homeowner’s insurance claims rolling in after winter storm

  Baton Rouge viral sensation planning giveaway for homeless

  Thousands remain without power throughout with record cold, bitter wind chill

  BRFD say generator believed to be cause of house fire on South Lakeshore Drive

  ACTION JACKSON: Things you should consider before purchasing a home warranty policy

  Group of young businessmen working to restore historic Baton Rouge landmark

  Zachary family struggles to find housing after eviction

Diabetes and COVID-19 Vaccine

  Coronavirus vaccine could affect how you donate plasma

  Barber shop normally filled with chatter is quiet as all eyes focus on historic inauguration of Biden, Harris

  Group of young entrepreneurs working to revitalize parts of North and South Baton Rouge

  Baton Rouge woman facing issues rebuilding after 2016 flood

  Baker residents register for coronavirus vaccine in person

  Some Mid-City residents not happy with new business development

  Could East Baton Rouge Parish return to phase 1?

  State Sen. Regina Barrow helps eligible patients get COVID-19 vaccine one month after loosing husband to virus

  Ochsner Baton Rouge workers get second dose of coronavirus vaccine

  Residents of Baton Rouge nursing home eager to receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

  Tips for celebrating the new year safely

  Auto insurance rates to rise after discounts end

  Several Baton Rouge area organizations step up to help the homeless community this Christmas