Jackson joins Times-Journal as staff writer

Published 10:37 pm Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tyra L. Jackson, a Selma native, has joined The Selma Times-Journal as a general assignment reporter.



She is the daughter of Felicia Simpson Jackson and twin sister, of Terra L. Jackson, who is a private first-class in the Army National Guard.

Jackson graduated from Selma Early College in 2012 and went on to the University of Alabama to study journalism. She graduated in December with a bachelor’s of arts in communication and information sciences.

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“I’m more than excited to be back home and having the opportunity to write for such a prominent publication in the state of Alabama,” said Jackson.

Jackson will cover news and sports for the Times-Journal and selmatimesjournal.com

“I’m happy to welcome Tyra to our newsroom,” said editor Justin Averette. “It’s great to have a Selma native working for the newspaper, and I know she is looking forward to reporting on her hometown and hitting the ground running.”