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.


  • Herd is the Word

    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 4, 2021, we analyze all of last week's state political news with The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove, get an update about Boeing's 787 Dreamliner production facility in North Charleston, look at recent research about herd...
  • Trial By Fury

    This edition of the South Carolina Lede for May 1, 2021, features: Joe Cunningham's first campaign stop in his run for South Carolina's governor in the 2022 election; Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) delivers the GOP response to President Joe Biden's speech to Congress this week; Mike...
  • J&J 2: The Return

    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 27, 2021, we look at the week ahead for South Carolina lawmakers, get an update on how important the manufacturing industry is to the state, discuss the latest on the return of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and...
  • Vaxx Supply Outpacing Demand

    This episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 24, 2021, features: a look at what bills made moves in the state legislature this week; an update on the future of Santee Cooper; South Carolina reaction to the Dereck Chauvin trial verdict; and more.
  • Do The Sine Die Sprint

    This edition of the South Carolina Lede for April 20, 2021, features: a preview of what the state legislature is taking on this week, including a bill which one expert said do the most to combat systemic racism than any other bill currently pending in the state house...
  • A Jolt to Johnson & Johnson

    This edition of the South Carolina Lede for April 17, 2021, features: the latest on the viral altercation between a white Army officer and a Black man in a northeast Richland County neighborhood; a recap of this week's action in the state legislature; updates about the...