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
Commuter changes. A surprising shift in the way Baltimore gets to and from work. A new report finds we’re spending less time behind the wheel and more time on public transportation.
Denied because of her dreadlocks. A Baltimore City girl couldn’t get into the school she wanted to go to because of her hairstyle. Under pressure, the school has now backed off its policy.
After months of public outcry, the medical examiner has finished the autopsy of a Baltimore man who died in police custody. But the agency won’t release results…not even to the dead man’s family.
Winter weather strokes. The Baltimore area is seeing its first burst of snowflakes just one day ahead of Thanksgiving. This is after heavy rain soaked the area Tuesday and the first part of Wednesday.
One person is dead and two are injured in an Ocean City fire.
A new plan to ease restrictions on air passengers is creating debate. The government wants to end the ban on cell phone calls in the air, but some passengers want to keep their peace and quiet.
Thanksgiving comes in just one week, and signs of the holiday season are all over Baltimore. Festivities kicked off across the city Thursday night– from Santa’s arrival at the Inner Harbor to the shopping season kickoff in Pigtown.
A Florida congressman checks himself into rehab a day after he pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in Washington, D.C. Back in Florida, representative Trey Radel speaks publicly about the case.
Three people were found dead inside a Frederick County home Wednesday evening. One of them was an infant.
An unusual rescue operation in Essex Tuesday night to free two workers stuck in the mud.
A warning about a dangerous new trend on Maryland roads: people taking cell phone photos and even videos behind the wheel! These so-called “driving selfies” can distract drivers just long enough to be deadly.
There were numerous delays and some trains were even canceled Monday night after an Amtrak train went off the tracks just outside of Baltimore’s Penn Station. More than 150 people were stranded and many more stuck at the station.