Caresse Jackman is an east coast girl at heart! She was born in Queens, New York and moved down to Atlanta, Georgia at a young age.
Growing up, Caresse always knew she wanted to work in news, volunteering to write for her high school newspaper and helping operate the cameras at her church; But it wasn’t until she saw a documentary from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour called “Beneath the Veil-Women in Islam” that she fell in love with television news reporting.
Caresse attended the University of Georgia, earning a dual degree in Broadcast News and International Affairs. As a student at Georgia, Caresse covered stories for WNEG and the college news station Newsource 15.
After graduating from college, Caresse moved to the Magnolia State. She began her broadcasting career behind-the-scenes as a news producer at WJTV News Channel 12 in Jackson, Mississippi for nearly 3 years.
While working at WJTV, Caresse helped cover a wide range of stories that gained local and national attention, including Hurricane Isaac, the Deadly Hit & Run of James Craig Anderson, The Deadly Tornadoes in 2010 and 2011, The Hinds County Jail Riot, The Oil Spill Crisis and Former Governor Haley Barbour’s Pardon Controversy.
Caresse is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists. When she is not out shooting stories you can catch her cheering on her GEORGIA Bulldogs, traveling, exercising, writing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Caresse is happy to call the Golden Triangle her home! If you have any stories ideas, send them to Caresse at firstname.lastname@example.org.