As anchor of WJZ 13′s Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. along with Mary Bubala, Kai Jackson brings many Baltimoreans their first news of the evening. He lets them know what has happened in the region and world during the day.
His steady calm and warm smile make him an area favorite – just the person to “invite” into your home for an hour each night as you digest the day’s news.
Kai was hired by the station as a general assignment reporter in 1993 and quickly moved up the ladder, becoming co-anchor of the weekend editions of Eyewitness News. Kai joined then-anchor Sally Thorner on the 5 p.m. news in 1999. He also reports nightly at 11 p.m.
The station frequently sends him out into the field to report live from hot spots around the region or to anchor the news from remote locations. Stories he has covered range from the 9/11 aftermath at the Pentagon to the crisis in the Catholic Church.
Born and bred in Maryland, Jackson grew up in Prince George’s County but headed south to study, earning a B.A. degree from South Carolina State College.
He is active in his community and on weekends, turns his broadcaster’s voice to another task–singing in the church choir.
More Stories by Kai Jackson
Mystery illness. Several Baltimore County elementary schoolers were rushed from the classroom to the hospital. Emergency crews are now investigating what happened to them.
From Washington to Baltimore. President Barack Obama will be in Charm City this Friday. The president will visit a south Baltimore company to sell his job creation plans.
Howard County is still reeling after the death of a well-known real estate agent and father. His 14-year-old daughter is charged in the murder. Tuesday night, community members came together in his honor.
The IRS may be targeting certain political groups. There’s growing outrage over reports that the agency singled out conservative organizations unfairly.
A Towson family lands in the national spotlight. The president of the United States invited Alycia Steinbeck and her daughter Avey to the White House to help rally support for the Affordable Care Act. Avey is a 3-year-old leukemia patient.
Forty-five million dollars in cash, drained from ATMs all over the world in a matter of hours. A gang of cyber criminals is behind a massive bank heist using bogus debit cards.
There are dramatic new recommendations for physicians calling for random drug tests across the board. Johns Hopkins Hospital is behind the nationwide push for stricter regulations.
A veteran Baltimore police officer is under arrest, accused of shooting a woman and then barricading himself inside a home with a toddler inside.
Should the Boston bombing suspect be buried in the US? It’s a controversy raging in Massachusetts and his uncle from Maryland is in the middle of all of it.
A renowned doctor from Maryland mysteriously dies, and then comes word she was poisoned with cyanide. Now the FBI is stepping in to help with the investigation.
A volunteer firefighter dies a hero from injuries he suffered trying to save another man’s life. Maryland now mourns the loss of Gene Kirchner, who was just 24-years-old.
Two senior Navy diving leaders face criminal manslaughter charges in the deaths of two divers at the Aberdeen Proving Ground “Super Pond.” The divers drowned in a training exercise just weeks after another diving death at Aberdeen.
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