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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  • Special Announcement with Senator Tim Scott

    Senator Tim Scott to make a special announcement in North Charleston, SC.
  • Abortion Ban Marathon Debate

    May 20, 2023 — An extensive recap of the nearly 24 hours of debate this week in the South Carolina House of Representatives over a six-week abortion ban bill. The House approved the legislative, which now heads to the state Senate. Leave us a voicemail at 803-563-7169 to...
  • Retired South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kay Hearn | This Week in South Carolina

    Retired South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kay Hearn. READ THE FULL TRANSCRIPT Gavin Jackson: Welcome to This Week in South Carolina. I'm Gavin Jackson. Justice Kaye Hearn was elected to the Supreme Court in 2009, becoming only the second woman in history to serve on the...
  • McMaster Convenes Summer School

    May 16, 2023 — A look at this week's abortion legislation debate as state lawmakers enter special session; comments from Gov. Henry McMaster about why he has called legislators back to the statehouse; Charleston Democratic Sen. Marlon Kimpson's retires from the state Senate...
  • Sine Die...ish

    May 13, 2023 — A look at the bills that made it over the sine die finish line for this year's regular state legislative session as well as those moving into special session as Gov. Henry McMaster calls lawmakers back to the statehouse. Leave us a voicemail at 803-563-7169 to...
  • SC LEDE Live Taping | This Week in South Carolina

    Gavin is joined by Jeffrey, Meg, and a live studio audience. READ THE FULL TRANSCRIPT Gavin Jackson: Welcome to the South Carolina Lede, and This Week in South Carolina, our crossover episode with our live studio audience here in Columbia for our 50th anniversary celebration...