(WXYZ) - Anchor and reporter Curtis Jackson joined the 7 Action News team in June 2015.
You can see him weeknights at 5:30 with Glenda Lewis and reporting for 7 Action News at 10 on TV20 and on 7 Action News at 11.
Joining the WXYZ team returns Curtis to the city of his birth and the nexus of his family, including his mother, grandmother, sister, brother, nieces, nephews and numerous other members of his extended family.
A veteran journalist, he comes to Detroit after stints in New York, Boston, Hartford, Cleveland, Louisville and Cincinnati. His roots are on the west side of Detroit.
His paternal grandfather was a United Methodist minister in Highland Park.
His maternal grandfather worked for General Motors. His grandmother is a retired nurse who spent most of her career working for Henry Ford Hospital.
In a career that spans two decades, Curtis has covered several national news events, including the September 11th attacks, the Bush vs. Gore Supreme Court case that decided the 2000 presidential election and the historic 2008 presidential race.
He has interviewed Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Joe Biden, John Kerry, the late Massachusetts senator Edward Kennedy and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. His reports and documentaries have been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Associated Press and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Curtis is the proud husband of Ronna G. Jackson; Esq., and the loving father of Tre and Ruby. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.