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Lakisha Jackson is a TV Producer, Backpack Reporter, and Digital Content Producer for FOX2/KPLR11.

Lakisha comes to FOX 2/KPLR11 from KMOV-TV, where she started as a broadcast assistant in 2006 then quickly worked her way up as a digital content producer.

Lakisha was born and raised all over southern Illinois. What high school did she go to? Belleville East class of 2000!! She was a Sundancer for two years at Southeast Missouri State University but transferred to Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass. Communication.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys watching sports (especially football), dancing, music, and camping. Lakisha lives in St. Louis with her chocolate lab Cocoa Chanel.

Recent Articles
  • New app records traffic stops, connects drivers with DUI lawyers

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We’ve talked a lot lately about police cams but now a local developer has created an app for you to record traffic stops. Right now it’s designed for DUI stops. “In the event that you do run into a DUI situation we all are entitled legally to representation. All it really does is makes sure that process of representation is there and that it is efficient,” said Duey Dialer developer Daniel Delgado. The app […]

  • Outdated scoreboard makes football games difficult at McCluer South-Berkeley

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Fans are in the dark both literally and figuratively on one local football field. At McCluer South-Berkeley High School, they are in a desperate need to replace their outdated scoreboard because they can’t see the time or score on it. “It’s very embarrassing to have a scoreboard but no one knows that it’s actually on or working,” said quarterback Tyler Chandler. The football team has a huge problem. “The visibility around 12, 1, 2 o’clock when […]

  • Dodge ball tournament brings awareness to disease

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Around 200 workers from several marketing firms in St. Louis are coming together to bring awareness for a disease that affects millions. They shutdown Washington Avenue for a dodge ball tournament to raise money for the Lupus Foundation of America. “Sometimes it makes it hurt to were I can’t do stuff to make me active,” said Lillian Tackitt, Lupus Foundation Ambassador. Eight-year old Lillian suffers from the disease Lupus. “Lupus is different for every person that […]

  • Horse therapy treatments for mental health issues

    FORISTELL, MO (KTVI) – Horses can help those dealing with depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. The mental health issues sometimes require non-traditional methods for patients. “The horse allows people to open up their emotions,” said Fran Natoli, director of Arise Therapy Foundation. At Arise Equine Therapy the horses are the psychotherapists. “The horses are very big and powerful animals but they’re very sensitive to stimuli at the same time. So they will give you immediate reaction to how you’re […]

  • New initiative helping teens from troubled neighborhoods find jobs

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Teens growing up in poverty have to deal with poor academic achievement, violence and much more. A new initiative by MERS/Goodwill and Emerson works to show them that a tough upbringing doesn’t have to mean a hard life. They’re helping kids in troubled neighborhoods find jobs. “I basically do everything for my kids,” said program participant Kaylia Hamilton Kaylia is a participant in the STL Youth Jobs Initiative Program. The program helps teens from troubled communities […]

  • Charity needs a new roof to continue serving adults with developmental disabilities

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – A non-profit organization that provides work for adults with developmental disabilities is in desperate need of a new roof. This week’s thunderstorms have not made it any easier for them. They’re hoping to raise a lot of money Friday night. The event starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $20  and 10 percent of all food and beverage purchases will go to Project Inc. They hope to raise $45,000 which is a portion of what they need to […]

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    Mother sets up scholarship fund in memory of son killed in accident

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Nearly 13 years after her son’s death, a still grieving mother is trying to help others reach their goals. “And even though he did not get a chance to complete college, I know one of the things he would love to do for other people is to complete their college education,” said mother Dr. Sulbrena O’Bannon-Day. In 2002, Sulbrena O`Bannon-Day lost her 19-year-old son, Demarcus “Dee” Day, in a car accident. That morning was his first […]

  • “Empire” stars Jussie and Yazz visit St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Fans from the FOX hit show “Empire” took over south St. Louis Saturday. Fans lined up along Hampton Avenue to buy the shows soundtrack and a chance to meet two of the shows stars, Jussie and Yazz. “That`s what it`s all for is coming out and meeting the fans getting to love on them and kiss on them. We tweet them very often but we feel like we`re texting friends,” said Jussie Smollett. The two […]

  • First of its kind MRI technology comes to Missouri

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Most people have had an MRI or know someone who has. A common complaint is that it can be uncomfortable. But what if you can have one that was just was easy as watching a sporting event? Open Upright MRI of Missouri is the first imaging center of its kind in our area. Instead of lying down, patients just sit in a chair. The standard MRI can make a person feel like they’re trapped. The Open Upright […]

  • Herculaneum re-dedicating shot tower plaque this weekend

    HERCULANEUM, MO (KTVI) – Herculaneum is celebrating its history this weekend. It once produced shot balls used by the military in the War of 1812. “A lot of people always thought it was just the bluff but it was actually structures, wooden structures that the lead was produced from,” said Herculaneum Mayor Bill Haggard. The shot tower was built back in 1809. And it was a perfect spot for it. “They would heat it up so it would become a […]

  • Human-sized foosball table turning heads

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A St. Louis family have taken your average foosball table in the basement and turned it into human size. It’s a new trend that has folks literally lining up to kick the ball down the field. It all started with Sherri Brown`s father. “He said have you seen this on YouTube and I said no. And he said Sherri I can build that,” explained owner Sherri Brown. So Brown and her partner Clayton Delaney decided to […]

  • Alton man’s “incredible” snow sculptures stop traffic

    ALTON, IL (KTVI)– Many of us may be turning green with anger over the snow and looking for ways to fight off the cold. But in Alton, they are celebrating it with one of our favorite avengers the Hulk. Amazing is a perfect word to describe a snow sculpture in Alton. One mother decided to take her son to check it out after seeing a picture on Facebook. “This artwork is amazing. I mean he does the mouth, the face, […]