Journalist, anchor, reporter and correspondent
2006 Bachelor’s degree, political science, Johns Hopkins University
- 2017-Present: Chief White House correspondent for NBC and its affiliates; Host, MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson
- 2014-17: Correspondent for NBC News, whose reporting appears across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms, including NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, Meet the Press, and NBCNews.com
- 2012-14 : National correspondent for Hearst Television in Washington, D.C.
- 2008-12: Weekend anchor/reporter for WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut
- 2006-08: Reporter for WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland
- Graduated Phi Beta Kappa
- Born in Ohio and raised in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
- Jackson earned her reputation as a tireless and versatile reporter with her coverage of the 2016 Republican primary battle and the rise of President-elect Donald Trump.
- While reporting on the campaign trail, Jackson consistently broke developments in the election cycle and scored exclusive interviews with several GOP candidates including Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ben Carson.
- Made Washington Life Magazine’s 2017 Young and the Guest List, a cross-section of young people re-imagining Washington, including those who are “revitalizing neighborhoods, uncovering misdeeds, keeping us informed and keeping us entertained.”
- Was named one of 19 “Phi Mu History Makers” in honor of the organization’s alliance with the National Women’s History Museum.
- A member of the team that was awarded the 2019 Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism for their reporting on the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy for anyone crossing the southern border illegally.
In Her Own Words
You always think there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s sort of never-ending, which is awesome because you’re covering the biggest story in the world.”Bustle.com
I thought I wanted to get into print journalism, but I loved the urgency of video and marrying words with images.”lifehacker.com
When it comes to women in the news business, now is a time — more than ever — when you’re seeing these really strong, incredible reporters be empowered to do what they do best. There are times when I’m in the front row of the briefing room, and I look down the row and it’s all women.”Bustle.com