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
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.
A spike in motorcycle crashes. Deadly accidents are way up in Maryland, and the state’s launching a major effort to stop the trend.
A warning for people who suffer from allergies. Pollen levels are causing major problems in Maryland, and it may get worse in the days to come.
A Baltimore County firefighter is in critical condition. He collapsed before he could save a man from a burning home.
In Maryland and across the nation, airline passengers are bracing for the worst. Federal budget cuts hit the FAA and trigger big delays at airports. Some are already seeing three hour backups!
A pioneer on the bench in Maryland retires after a lengthy and distinguished career.
There’s news that Maryland’s largest casino is generating even more cash. For the first time, it’s bringing in the highest slots revenue of any casino in the Mid-Atlantic.
Calls for action after an Anne Arundel County teen was killed by a hit-and-run driver. A local business offers a reward to help catch that driver and a local lawmaker is pushing for new safety measures along the stretch of road where it happened.
Baltimore’s speed camera problem came to a screeching halt Tuesday night. The entire automated enforcement system has been shut down after even more ticket errors surfaced.
The Secret Service says it has expanded its security perimeter around the White House following the explosions at the Boston Marathon. And though there are no credible threats to Baltimore, city police have also increased security.
We are in an era where climate change and our carbon footprint are under the microscope. Scientists are constantly trying to learn more about these issues.
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