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.

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  • Who are the SC GOP Primary Voters? Part 1: Regions

    September 19, 2023 — We continue our special series dedicated to the 2024 South Carolina Republican presidential primary with a look at the people who make up the voting base and the regions in which they reside. South Carolina is home to folks who make the state Republican...
  • Graham Jury

    September 12, 2023 — Sen. Lindsey Graham's reaction to the news that he was recommended for an indictment in the Georgia 2020 election investigation but ultimately not pursued; recent comments from South Carolina's 2024 GOP presidential candidates; and more. Leave us a...
  • SC's Presidential Primary | This Week in South Carolina

    On this episode of This Week in South Carolina, take a inside look at the first-in-the-south republican presidential primary. READ THE FULL TRANSCRIPT Gavin Jackson: Welcome to a This Week in South Carolina Special Report. I'm Gavin Jackson. We have passed Labor Day on the...
  • Nikki Haley Plays the Hits

    September 10, 2023 — A recap of a former Gov. Nikki Haley's recent campaign stop in the Upstate; a look at the 2024 elections; and more. Leave us a voicemail at 803-563-7169 to share your thoughts about the topics covered on the show or just whatever's on your mind!
  • SC 2024: What Makes SC So Important?

    September 5, 2023 — We begin a special series dedicated to the 2024 South Carolina Republican primary, the history of our state's role in the national conversation, and what makes the first-in-the-South primary so integral to the road to the White House. Leave us a voicemail...
  • You Gotta Have Faith… on the Trail

    September 2, 2023 — How faith is playing a role in former Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott's presidential campaigns; a recap of the influential Faith and Freedom BBQ held by Rep. Jeff Duncan this week in Anderson, SC; and more. Leave us a voicemail at 803-563-7169 to...