Gavin Jackson

Host and Public Affairs Reporter
Gavin Jackson

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

By Gavin Jackson

December 1, 2020

New COVID-19 case numbers are returning to levels seen during South Carolina's first peak this summer.
This episode of the South Carolina Lede for December 1, 2020, features a look at Rep. Nancy Mace's transition to Congress, an economic forecast for 2021, a profile of one South Carolina COVID-19 surivor and what is keeping her going, and much more. South Carolina Lede is a production of South...

By Gavin Jackson

November 26, 2020

Host Gavin Jackson holding a baby
On this special Thanksgiving South Carolina Lede mini pod, host Gavin Jackson and producer AT Shire listen to your voicemails, share how they're celebrating the holiday this year, and more! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the South Carolina Lede , South Carolina Public Radio, and SCETV!...

By Gavin Jackson

November 21, 2020

Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials during a briefing on November 19, 2020.
This episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 21, 2020, features recommendations from state leaders on how to have a safe Thanksgiving, plans for rapid testing in schools, the latest South Carolina unemployment and jobs numbers, and much more. South Carolina Lede is a production of South...

By Gavin Jackson

November 10, 2020

A Richland County Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots in Columbia, SC
On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 10, 2020, features: the latest on presidential election, including comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC); a look at Pfizer's promising COVID-19 vaccine; an update from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome...

By Gavin Jackson

November 7, 2020

Sen. Lindsey Graham celebrates after being elected for a fourth term
On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 7, 2020, we hear from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about how he won the most expensive Senate race in history, his thoughts on the current presidential election count, and how he plans to work with Joe Biden, should the Democratic candidate...

By Gavin Jackson

November 3, 2020

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison hit the campaign trail for final push before Election Day.
This episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 3, 2020, features: a look at the final push by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison; the latest on absentee voting; how one woman with agoraphobia has been handling the pandemic; and more. South Carolina Lede is a...

By Gavin Jackson

October 31, 2020

South Carolina Ports are expected to see steady
This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 31, 2020, features: a look at the competitive First Congressional District race between incumbent Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham and Republican challenger Nancy Mace; an economic update on South Carolina's ports and Boeing; comments from Dr...

By Gavin Jackson

October 27, 2020

Tropical Zone Zeta
Zeta is on course to be the season’s eighth landfalling tropical storm or hurricane this season along the U.S. Gulf coast Wednesday. It made landfall as a category 1 hurricane late Monday evening on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and is emerging in the southern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday morning as a...

By Gavin Jackson

October 27, 2020

People outside of the South Carolina Statehouse hold silhouettes during the annual Silent Witness ceremony
This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 27, 2020, features: the voices of voters from around the state a week out from Election Day; a look at efforts to prevent domestic violence in South Carolina; the importance of getting the flu vaccine is this winter; and more. South Carolina Lede...

By Gavin Jackson

October 24, 2020

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott (l), Columbia Mayor Steven Benjamin (c), and Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook (r)
This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 24, 2020, features a look at the security threats facing the November 3 election, what local officials in one county are doing to prevent any issues on Election Day, a discussion on the importance of rural broadband expansion, and more. South...

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