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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
  • Players bailing from soggy area golf courses

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Rain is causing cause sub-par conditions at several area golf courses. June is normally a good month for golf courses. But this month has a lot of golf courses soggy. at the Quarry at Crystal Springs, the rain has literally flooded parts of the course and the cart paths, making it hard to get around. To stay open, sometimes golf courses have to enforce the cart path only rule, which isn’t very popular with golfers. […]

  • Chesterfield skydiving simulator has thrill of flying without the risk

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)- If you’re looking for fun things to do with your kids this summer or have you ever wanted to go skydiving but too afraid to jump from a plane? Well this might be for you. There’s a place in Chesterfield where you can get the thrill of flying without leaving the ground. “It was so fun though. I mean I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was exhilarating,” said Michelle Butler, a first time flyer. […]

  • Several honored at Heat Up and Cool Down St. Louis meeting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- An important thread in the fabric of our community keeps people cool during the summer and warm during the winter. “All of the money that is donated actually goes to people that need help,” said St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Heat Up and Cool Down St. Louis has been around for more than a decade. And in that time it’s served so many people in need. Chairman Rev. Earl Nance, Jr. said, “We’ve served over a […]

  • Stroke patient thanks medical team for saving her life

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- May is National Stroke Awareness month. One woman is still alive because of quick action from family and a medical staff. In April, 52-year-old Melissa Felsenthal appeared confused at home, so her mother called 911. During the ambulance ride she coughed, likely dislodging a clot from the artery in her neck to her brain, so she was taken to SSM St. Mary’s Health Center. “Thank you doesn’t even come close. It is no less than a […]

  • 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 […]