Gavin Jackson

Host and Public Affairs Reporter

Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.

Gavin's career as a multi-faceted journalist began in 2011 at the Morning News where he wrote, shot photos and video for daily stories in print, online and broadcast. His local political coverage got him hired onto The Post and Courier’s Statehouse bureau team in fall 2015. He covered the presidential primaries, Gov. Nikki Haley, the legislature and more. South Carolina ETV hired him in 2017 as their only news and public affairs reporter in an effort to grow SCETV’s news presence. 

Gavin hosts SCETV’s weekly public affairs show This Week in South Carolina and the weekly South Carolina Lede podcast.

Stories

  • Members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team provide an update on the state of the pandemic and the recently approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine which will ship to states this week.

    SC Lede: Another Day, Another Lifesaving Vaccine (NBD)

    This edition of the South Carolina Lede for March 2, 2021, features: a conversation with State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman about when teachers might be getting the COVID-19 vaccine; a preview of the top priorities for the state legislature this week; an in...
  • Container ships wait at the Wando Welch Terminal in Charleston, SC.

    SC LEDE: Ticket To Ride Rails And Sails

    This edition of the South Carolina Lede for February 26, 2021, features: the latest research on COVID-19 immunity; a look at legislative priorities and what happened this week at the statehouse; the state’s tourism director gives us an update on South Carolina’s top economic...
  • De-escalating Disability Episode 4

    De-escalating Disability explores the intersectionality of autism, race, policing. On this fourth installment, we take a closer look at policing in South Carolina, speak with the head of the state's criminal justice academy, and hear what others on the frontline of the law...
  • Chris Winston, media and market engagement manager for SC Housing, discusses the new $25 million rental and mortgage assistance program that just launched in the state.

    SC Lede: Housing Help Has Arrived

    This edition of the South Carolina Lede for February 23, 2021, features: a look at the national abortion debate and what the future may hold for South Carolina's now-blocked "fetal heartbeat" law; information about a new rental and mortgage assistance program available in...
  • SC Lede: Abortions Remain Legal In South Carolina

    This edition of the South Carolina Lede for February 20, 2021, features an in-depth look at the journey taken by the so-called "fetal heartbeat" abortion bill from the state legislature to Gov. Henry McMaster's desk for his signature this week — as well as the temporary...
  • De-escalating Disability Episode 3

    De-escalating Disability explores the intersectionality of autism, race, policing. On this episode, we hear what one mother is telling her son with Autism Spectrum Disorder about interacting with police and how she feels officers aren't prepared enough to handle such a...