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
Suspect wanted for burglarizing at least 1 home in East Falls; neighbors on edge
The suspect was caught multiple times on surveillance video throughout East Falls and detectives believe he could be connected to several burglary and theft cases in the area.
Annual Memorial Day parade in Doylestown pays tribute to those who made ultimate sacrifice
The parade ended at the Doylestown Cemetery, where there was a 30-minute wreath-laying ceremony to honor local fallen heroes.
Laurel Hill commemorates Memorial Day with annual re-enactment event
It was a Civil War era themed event, but designed to remember all who gave their lives in the nation's wars.
University of Pennsylvania commencement operates smoothly in wake of pro-Palestinian protests
Roughly 6,000 graduates took part in the ceremony. This was the university's 268th commencement.
Cabrini University holds its final graduation ceremony before school closes indefinitely
After 67 years of operation, the Delaware County university announced last June that the school would close indefinitely.
Protesters gather at Drexel University campus, set up new encampment
Roughly 75 protesters with the Drexel Palestine Coalition marched to campus to set up handfuls of tents.
Two men accused of impersonating employees of Camden County, New Jersey arrested
Authorities in Camden County, New Jersey say they've arrested two men accused of impersonating county officials in an attempt to gain entry into people's homes.
Local families and businesses celebrate moms on Mother's Day
Parades of people lined up at local businesses Sunday morning to celebrate Mother's Day.
Pennsylvania bill bans use of hand-held devices for drivers | What you need to know
Drivers would face a $50 fine but no points would go on their license if they are ticketed.
2 arrested in shooting death of 18-year-old Camay De Silva at Delaware State University
Two men have been arrested in the shooting death of an 18-year-old woman last month on the campus of Delaware State University.