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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 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, […]

  • Gymnasts compete at St. Louis Classic Gymnastics Invitational

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It may be freezing outside but it’s going to be warm inside the America’s Center downtown. It will be filled with over 1,400 gymnasts this weekend. “It’s really cool to be a part of something that not many people can do. It’s really difficult and fun to be able to show off,” said gymnast Victoria Meuret. Victoria is a level 9 gymnast competing in the St. Louis Classic Gymnastics Invitational at the America’s Center this […]

  • Farmington native loses 370 pounds

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Ryan Blocker is a high school band teacher in New Madrid, Mo.  He loves his job but struggled to march in parades because he topped the scales at 550 pounds.  Blocker lost 370 pounds and maintained a weight of 180 pounds for the past 7 months.  He lost the weight during a year and half period. “I am the same person, but my quality of life is so much better,” said Blocker. His inspiration to lose […]

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    Five held at gunpoint, robbed inside home on Christmas Eve

    CASEYVILLE, IL (KTVI)– The Caseyville Police Department is searching for two suspects after a home invasion on Christmas Eve. This happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2000 block of Webster Circle. A man, two women and a 5-year-old were inside the home at the time. Police say two suspects knocked on the door and announced themselves to be the police. They then kicked the door in and came inside at gunpoint. They forced the victims in a back bedroom […]

  • 1904 St. Louis Motor Carriage removed from Old Courthouse

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– After 30 years, a change is coming to the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. “It’s time to put this back on the streets,” said owner of the vehicle Andrew Dorris. It was a rare occasion as one of the exhibits at the old courthouse downtown moves on. “Thirty odd years ago my brother and I lent this automobile to the National Park Service for display in the northeast courtroom,” he stated. Someone else owned the […]