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.

Gavin Jackson

Stories

  • Yo, Sen. Graham, What's Gucci?

    10/19/21 — Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) comments about his recent trip to the southern border, the future of the bipartisan infrastructure bill in Congress, and what the Virginia governor's race could mean for the 2022 midterm elections. Also in this episode: the latest on...
  • Infrastructure? More Like InfraSTUCKture

    10/16/21 — We speak with SCDOT Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall about infrastructure and major road projects. Also in this episode: a look at the upcoming hearing for the so-called fetal heartbeat abortion bill in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals; a report about...
  • Pain in the Gas

    October 12, 2021 — Criminal justice reform trends in the state; the multitude of reasons why energy prices are rising; the debate over natural immunity to COVID-19 versus the vaccine; and much more. We want to hear from you! Leave us a voicemail at 803-563-7169 to share your...
  • EAUs OTW?!

    October 9, 2021 — Charleston County pauses its emergency rental assistance program; Pfizer asks the FDA for an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 5; viral videos show Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) being booed by his supporters over...
  • 'Hostile and Destructive'

    October 5, 2021 — We look at the closely-watched Columbia mayoral election, discuss the former University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen's choice words regarding his tenue at the school, examine the impact of COVID-19 on children, and more. We want to hear from you...
  • 'This is Not a Close Call'

    October 2, 2021 — We look at the latest legal decisions regarding mask mandates in the Palmetto State; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) discusses the debate in Washington over infrastructure; we share updates on COVID-19 vaccinations for pregnant people; and more. Also, we want to...