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
Some of those hardest hit by the shutdown are military service academies. This weekend’s big Navy/Air Force game had been in limbo…until Wednesday night! Military sources say the Midshipmen will take the field after all.
There is new life at Baltimore’s crown jewel, the Inner Harbor. The Hard Rock Cafe reopened with a multi-million dollar upgrade and they rocked hard Tuesday night!
Starting Tuesday all over Maryland, you can get pulled over by the police just for having a cell phone to your ear. Until now, it’s been a secondary offense to talk and drive.
The best place in America to be a woman is Maryland. One group says our state has the biggest opportunities for high-level jobs, money and health care.
Two families blame police officers for the Northeast Baltimore crash that left their loved ones trapped in flames. Now there’s intense scrutiny over the city’s no-chase policy.
There’s still a very volatile situation in Kenya, where terrorists took control of a shopping mall, killing dozens of people. It’s still not clear whether some hostages are still inside. WJZ has learned a local woman narrowly escaped the gunfire.
Pope Francis shakes up the Catholic Church in a blunt new interview seen all over the world. The pope urges his followers to stop obsessing over same-sex marriage, abortion and contraception.
Dangerous driver on the loose. Police are hunting for the hit-and-run driver who nearly killed a Carroll County teenager. And right now, they’ve got very few clues to go on.
In Maryland and across the nation, gas prices broke an unwanted record. The average price per gallon has now been above $3 a gallon for 1,000 days. Worse yet, economists warn we likely won’t see prices dip below $3 ever again.
Reports of an explosion at a busy downtown courthouse shuts down several city blocks. Hazmat crews and the bomb squad were brought in to investigate.
The state of Maryland is taking new safety steps in the midst of a spike in West Nile virus cases. Wednesday night, crews sprayed communities to kill the mosquitoes that carry this deadly disease.
Maryland’s famous blue crabs are getting harder and harder to find. That’s been a big blow to businesses and watermen who rely on the state’s signature seafood.