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
There’s a fight in Baltimore over panhandling. The city council is considering a ban on begging in certain areas. Some say it’s an uncomfortable nuisance but others say the panhandlers desperately need the money.
Halloween isn’t all tricks and treats. It also means big money for retailers. The holiday is now a multi-billion dollar industry.
A shocking new report reveals inadequate security at federal buildings. A government watchdog group says when a gunman killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, its security guards weren’t properly trained for such an attack and that some guards at Maryland’s federal facilities aren’t either.
People all over the Northeast are marking the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The devastating storm killed at least 147 people and damaged or destroyed around 650,000 homes.
Police are searching for the brazen criminal who stormed into a Maryland hotel, threatened a pregnant clerk, then shot and killed another employee. Surveillance video captured some of the frightening confrontation.
The National Zoo in Washington is back open, and fans couldn’t be happier. The government shutdown forced the zoo to close its doors.
The family of a man with Down syndrome who died in police custody at a movie theater is suing Frederick County. The suit–just filed Thursday–says Ethan Saylor’s death was tragic and unnecessary.
The same night politicians finally strike a deal in Washington, the Port of Baltimore is negotiating its own deal. A union dispute has stopped all operations at the port–one of the busiest in the nation.
Police say a man armed with a handgun approached baseball great Cal Ripken’s mother in a bank parking lot in Maryland and demanded her car, but she activated a key alarm and he left.
Baltimore Police are looking for information about a fatal hit-and-run.
World-renowned doctor Ben Carson causes controversy with racially charged comments.
Back in business. The beloved Senator Theatre reopens its doors after a multi-million dollar restoration. The new Senator is expected to bring new life to the North Baltimore hub of Belvedere Square.