Sharifa Jackson joined the Action News team in May 2022. While Sharifa is originally from Virginia and spent her formative years in Georgia, she's no stranger to Philadelphia. She spent summers here with her grandparents. She likes to tell people she is related to all of North Philly!

Sharifa came to Philadelphia from Kansas City, Missouri where she reported and anchored. While in the Midwest, she covered a wide variety of stories, including high profile court cases, the 2020 election and the Chiefs Super Bowl parade. She's most proud of her work investigating claims of racial bias and discrimination at the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The series of stories led to management changes, new diversity and inclusion protocols, a nationwide audit and resulted in a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Sharifa is a hyperlocal community driven reporter. Her passion is investigations that make a difference.

Throughout her journalism career, Sharifa has made stops in Columbus, Georgia and Dothan, Alabama. She started as a production assistant and learned all aspects of news before making the switch to on-air.

Sharifa is a graduate of Columbus State University where she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

In her spare time, you can find Sharifa trying new brunch spots, visiting book stores or walking her dog, Cali. If you see her around, say hi!

Sharifa's Stories
Caught on video: Coyote spotted roaming in Philadelphia's Logan section
Tamaira Tokley captured the coyote staring back at her before scurrying away.
Family, friends of man fatally struck in Newark hit-and-run pleads for driver to turn self in
Authorities say 49-year-old Mark Gainer of Newark was walking near Christiana Road and South Gerald Drive when he was struck by a vehicle.
Pennsylvania residents, officials react to Iran's attack on Israel
As President Biden publicly condemns the attacks, local officials are also showing their support.
Many still manage to spot solar eclipse in Philadelphia area despite clouds
The 2024 solar eclipse has come and gone from the Philadelphia region, and your view of the phenomenon depended on whether the clouds would cooperate.
People across Delaware Valley prepare to celebrate rare solar eclipse on April 8
The prime time to catch the partial eclipse locally is between 3:14 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. Monday.
WrestleMania fans take over the streets of Philadelphia
WrestleMania fans unleashed passion at the Lincoln Financial Field parking lot and took over the streets of South Philadelphia for a huge block party.
Conrail bridge repairs in Port Richmond could be completed by weekend; I-95 NB remains closed
According to PennDOT, northbound I-95 will be closed and detoured approaching the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange while repairs are made.
Synagogue sign vandalized with swastika graffiti in Montgomery County
Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky says vandals defaced their sign with antisemitic graffiti overnight on Saturday.
4-year-old girl injured in apparent accidental shooting inside Philadelphia home: Police
Police say the young girl was visiting family at the home when the shooting happened.
Pennsylvania residents hope to win big on Mega Millions, Powerball
For Mega Millions, the odds to win are 1 in 302.6 million, and for Powerball, they are 1 in 292.2 million.