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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Stories

  • Nikki Haley? Oh, She's Runnin'

    February 4, 2023 — A look at former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's planned presidential bid; a recap of the this week's state legislative action; comments from Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, on police reform in light of the killing of Tyre Nichols in Memphis; and more. Plus, we...
  • Trump Train Pulls Into SC

    January 31, 2023 — Remarks from former President Donald Trump during his first 2024 campaign stop in South Carolina; a look at tension between state House Republicans and the House Freedom Caucus; the latest on major infrastructure projects in the Palmetto State; and more...
  • State of the State of the State 2023

    January 28, 2023 — We look at the the latest movement on the state legislature's priorities this session, including legislation aimed at cracking down on fentanyl trafficking, a new SC House abortion bill, and new education policy concerning critical race theory. Plus, a...
  • Murdaugh, She Wrote

    January 24, 2023 — A breakdown of details in the Alex Murdaugh case as the trial gets underway this week; comments from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson on a new troubling human trafficking taskforce report; a look at priorities of the state House Judiciary Committee; and...
  • Raucous Caucus

    January 21, 2023 — A recap of what's moving in the state legislature this week; a look at tensions between SC House Republicans and the House Freedom Caucus; the latest on 2024 presidential campaigns; and more. Plus, we want to hear from you! Leave us a voicemail at 803-563...
  • Third Time's The Charm

    January 14, 2023 — A recap of Gov. Henry McMaster's inauguration for his third and final term; SC House Speaker Murrell Smith (R-Sumter) on his priorities for the legislative session; how Republican lawmakers could tackle the issue of abortion after a recent decision by the...