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.

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By Gavin Jackson

December 10, 2019

Gavin Jackson (l) with Jamie Lovegrove and Mayaan Schechter (r) on Monday, December 9, 2019.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) ended her presidential bid last week citing financial concerns. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Mayaan Schechter and The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove — who have covered Harris' stops in South Carolina since...

By Gavin Jackson

December 4, 2019

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On this edition for the week of December 4, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us to a recent campaign stop by South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg in Okatie, SC. You can watch Pete Buttigieg's full remarks in Okatie, SC here . More campaign stops from candidates who visit South Carolina during the...

By Gavin Jackson

December 3, 2019

Gavin Jackson with Joe Cranney (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, December 2, 2019.
On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Joe Cranney to look at the controversial world of magistrate judges in South Carolina. These judges wield life-changing powers, but most of them don't have law degrees, undergo less training that...

By Gavin Jackson

November 22, 2019

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On this edition, host Gavin Jackson speaks with former Vice President Joe Biden before a town hall forum at Lander University on Nov. 21, 2019. Biden discussed what his South Carolina momentum might look like after early voting states in February, his thoughts on Sen. Cory Booker's debate dig where...

By Gavin Jackson

November 22, 2019

SCETVs Gavin Jackson speaks with former Vice President Joe Biden in Greenwood, S.C. on Nov. 21, 2019.
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Gavin Jackson, host of This Week in South Carolina, before a town hall forum at Lander University on Nov. 21, 2019. Biden discussed what his South Carolina momentum might look like after early voting states in February, his thoughts on Sen. Cory Booker's...

By Gavin Jackson

November 19, 2019

Gavin Jackson (r) speaks with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Maayan Schechter at Growler Haus in Spartanburg, SC
On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , recorded live at Growler Haus in Spartanburg, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The State's Maayan Schechter to discuss recent South Carolina political news. They look at Mark Sanford ending his 2020...

By Gavin Jackson

November 12, 2019

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More than half of all Americans are living with at least one chronic condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or cancer. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with the Post and Courier's Tony Bartleme about one of the major factors...

By Gavin Jackson

November 5, 2019

Gavin Jackson (l) and Jamie Lovegrove in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, November 4, 2019.
The US House of Representatives voted last week to formalize its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. On this episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove, fresh off a reporting trip to Washington, to discuss the latest on the...

By Gavin Jackson

November 4, 2019

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The South Carolina Lede is hosting its next live taping in Spartanburg on November 14! Come listen to some of the state’s top political journalists discuss the top issues of the legislative session. Join host Gavin Jackson, along with South Carolina Public Radio and other friends of the pod, at...

By Gavin Jackson

October 31, 2019

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On this edition for the week of October 31, 2019, we hear remarks from President Donald Trump from his speech at Benedict College, a historically black college, about criminal justice reform. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And...

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