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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  • SC 2024 - The End of Days

    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for February 20, 2024: host Gavin Jackson is back on the campaign trail with Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley; get the latest details for upcoming visits of former President Donald Trump to S.C.; hear analysis from...
  • Haley and Trump Battle For SC

    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for February 17, 2024: we spend Valentine’s Day with former President Donald Trump; we continue to crisscross the state following Nikki Haley’s bus tour; we catch you up on the biggest moves happening in the statehouse dealing with...
  • On The Bus With Nikki Haley

    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for February 13, 2024: host Gavin Jackson sits down with former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley to discuss a wide-range of issues, including incendiary comments made by former President Donald Trump at his rally regarding NATO...
  • Failed Joint Session

    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for February 10, 2024: a look at some of the biggest moves in the statehouse this week.
  • Post Democratic Primary Meg-Tacular

    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for February 6, 2024: host Gavin Jackson talks with AP political reporter Meg Kinnard about the SC first-in-the-nation Democratic presidential primary won by Pres. Joe Biden on Saturday; a look at the latest on the Republican trail...
  • President Joe Biden walks off stage after speaking at South Carolina's First in the Nation dinner at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Joe Biden wins SC's 1st-in-nation Democratic primary

    South Carolina voters delivered then-candidate Joe Biden a major win in the state's Democratic presidential primary four years ago. Four years later on Saturday, those voters delivered for the president once again. "Today, South Carolina took the lead," Democratic National...