Curtis Jackson joined Local 12 in September of 2011. He anchors Local 12 News Live at 5:30 with Kit Andrews. He also anchors the 10pm newscast on Local 12.2 the CW Cincinnati. Curtis is no stranger to the Tri-State. He hails from Louisville and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
Curtis comes to Local 12 with nearly two decades of experience in television news. Before joining Local 12, he spent six years as an anchor and reporter for WEWS in Cleveland, Ohio. He has also held positions in Boston, MA and Hartford, CT. Curtis was also a national correspondent based in New York for Black Entertainment Television’s Nightly newscast.
Curtis has covered many prominent local and national stories, including the crash of TWA flight 800, the September 11th attacks, the Supreme Court decision that determined the outcome of the 2000 presidential election, and the historic 2008 presidential race. He has interviewed Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Sarah Palin. Curtis was also one of the first reporters on the scene as several bodies were discovered in the home of serial killer Anthony Sowell.
His work has been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Associated Press.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Curtis is thrilled to be back in the Tri-State and living in the Cincinnati area, which he has visited and admired for years. He lives with his wife, Ronna, and their two children, Curtis III (Tre) and Ruby.
Curtis is a life-member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.