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.


  • LIGHT THE BEACONS – Sound the Alarms!

    July 17, 2021 — Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Director of Public Health Dr. Brannon Traxler on recent increasing COVID-19 numbers; South Carolina has the lowest recidivism rate in the country; positive; the latest campaign news; and more.
  • Vaxx Wars

    July 13, 2021 — Gov. Henry McMaster's quarrel with the Biden administration over COVID-19 vaccine outreach efforts; recent fundraising numbers for the 2022 South Carolina governor's race; the latest COVID-19 data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental...
  • Earmarking Our Territory

    July 3, 2021 — The changing politics of Darlington County; Gov. Henry McMaster weighs in on the ending of federal unemployment benefits; a look at federal earmarks which could benefit South Carolina infrastructure; and more.
  • Great Scott(s)!

    June 29, 2021 — A look at some of the state budget vetoes Gov. Henry McMaster issued last week; Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) announces his 2022 reelection bid; the history of the South Carolina statehouse grounds; and more.
  • Oh No Gen Z, What is You Doing?

    June 26, 2021 — The latest on Washington dealmaking involving infrastructure and police reform; SC Department of Corrections Director Bryan Stirling gives us updates the death penalty in South Carolina; Gov. Henry McMaster signs the new COVID Liability legislation into law...
  • Health is Wealth

    June 22, 2021 — We dig into the $11 billion state budget heading to Gov. Henry McMaster's desk this week, speak with state Rep. Katrina Shealy (R-Lexington) about the problems facing the SC Department of Juvenile Justice, learn about getting vaccinated while pregnant, and...