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 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.
Thousands are in downtown Baltimore to hear just one man speak — Pastor Joel Osteen — the wildly popular preacher whose sermons are televised in 100 nations around the world.
Two people are in the hospital after a speeding driver sends another car flying onto a city sidewalk. It happened just as a nearby day care was letting out for the day.
Nearly a week after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, hundreds of thousands of victims continue to struggle to survive. Almost 600,000 people are homeless.
The situation in the Philippines grows more dire as people struggle to find food, clean water and even shelter after Typhoon Haiyan. An estimated 600,000 people are homeless, taking shelter wherever they can. The official death toll is 2,300 but it is expected to rise. A massive international aid effort is underway and some people from Maryland are preparing to go into the hardest-hit islands.
Frustration and desperation in the Philippines. Eleven million survivors are living among piles of debris and bodies. Truckloads of aid are arriving in the islands but the trucks can’t reach the hardest-hit areas.
An unprecedented crisis along the East Coast: dolphins dying by the hundreds. A new report shows the die-off is now the worst in history. It’s caused by a virus similar to measles with no cure and no vaccine.
One of Baltimore’s most iconic landmarks, the Pride of Baltimore II is celebrating its 25th birthday. The clipper ship was born out of tragedy when Pride I sank and killed four crew members in the 1980s.