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Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson

Host, Reporter

Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.

Gavin's career as a multi-faceted journalist began in 2011 at the Morning News where he wrote, shot photos and video for daily stories in print, online and broadcast. His local political coverage got him hired onto The Post and Courier’s Statehouse bureau team in fall 2015. He covered the presidential primaries, Gov. Nikki Haley, the legislature and more. South Carolina ETV hired him in 2017 as their only news and public affairs reporter in an effort to grow SCETV’s news presence. 

Gavin hosts SCETV’s weekly public affairs show This Week in South Carolina and the weekly South Carolina Lede podcast.

  • August 16, 2022 — The latest on Sen. Lindsey Graham's subpoena fight; a look ahead at this week at the statehouse, where abortion remains a major focus; updates about monkeypox; and more.
  • August 13, 2022 — Comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, on the FBI's recent search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home; Boeing is once again delivering 787 Dreamliner jets more than a year after production in North Charleston was suspended due to manufacturing flaws; new COVID-19 guidance from the CDC; and more.
  • August 9, 2022 - Reaction from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, to the US Senate passing the Inflation Reduction Act this weekend; the latest South Carolina unemployment numbers; updates to this hurricane season's forecasts; and more.
  • August 6, 2022 — The latest on monkeypox, or MPX, and the state's strategy to combat it; news on Sen. Lindsey Graham's, R-SC, subpoena drama with authorities in Georgia; updates on legislative movements in Congress and how South Carolina leaders have voted; and more.
  • August 2, 2022 — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham announces his running mate; reporting from the Wall Street Journal on ties between relatives of two prominent South Carolina politicians and a company set to profit from a new tribal casino as it sought federal approval; the latest on monkeypox and how at-risk South Carolinians can get vaccinated; and more.
  • July 30, 2022 — We look back on SCETV's recent "Palmetto Perspectives" forum on how to tackle gun violence, what common sense gun reforms would look like and the importance of community in dealing with such persistent problems.
  • July 26, 2022 — Updates on challenges to the state's new abortion law; a look at efforts in Congress to codify same-sex marriage and birth control rights and how South Carolina representatives have voted; the latest news on COVID-19 subvariants and monkeypox; and more.
  • July 23, 2022 — Clemson University Philosophy and Biological Sciences Professor Dr. Kelly Smith joins us to discuss the recent images from the James Webb Space Telescope, the restarting of the Large Hadron Collider, and evidence-based facts versus conspiracy theories.
  • July 19, 2022 — A recap of tense exchanges between two South Carolina representatives and witnesses during a U.S. House committee on abortion; an update on who could be Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham's lieutenant governor pick; the latest on COVID-19 in the Palmetto State; and more.
  • July 16, 2022 — Information from health officials on the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the Omicron COVID-19 variant; a look at a new lawsuit challenging the state's six-week abortion ban; the latest on murder charges against disgraced lawyer Alex Murdaugh; and more.