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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.

  • June 10, 2023 — A look at the compromise reached by state House and Senate negotiators reached this week over the $13.8 billion state budget; the latest on bond reform legislation heading to Gov. Henry McMaster's desk; updates from the 2024 campaign trail; and more.
  • June 6, 2023 — 2024 Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visits South Carolina; campaign trail updates from Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC); and much more.
  • June 3, 2023 — An extended interview with former South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn about her life, career as a judge and the controversial 3-2 decision earlier this year which found South Carolina’s then six-week abortion law violated the state constitutional right to privacy.
  • May 30, 2023 — The latest on the six-week abortion ban signed by Gov. Henry McMaster and blocked in circuit court following a filing by abortion rights groups; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responds to an arrest warrant issued by Russia for his support of Ukraine; South Carolina's congressional map heads to the Supreme Court; and more.
  • May 27, 2023 — A recap of Sen. Tim Scott's swing through the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire as his 2024 presidential campaign begins.
  • May 23, 2023 — An in-depth look at the official launch of Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) 2024 presidential campaign and his career in politics.
  • May 20, 2023 — An extensive recap of the nearly 24 hours of debate this week in the South Carolina House of Representatives over a six-week abortion ban bill. The House approved the legislative, which now heads to the state Senate.
  • May 16, 2023 — A look at this week's abortion legislation debate as state lawmakers enter special session; comments from Gov. Henry McMaster about why he has called legislators back to the statehouse; Charleston Democratic Sen. Marlon Kimpson's retires from the state Senate; and more.
  • May 13, 2023 — A look at the bills that made it over the sine die finish line for this year's regular state legislative session as well as those moving into special session as Gov. Henry McMaster calls lawmakers back to the statehouse.
  • May 9, 2023 — On this episode, recorded in front of a live audience at South Carolina Public Radio's 50th Anniversary Open House event in Columbia, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The AP's Jeffrey Collins and Meg Kinnard to discuss this year's state legislative session and the 2024 presidential race.