Santita Jackson Biography
Santita Jackson is an American singer and political commentator. She is a contributor at the Fox News Channel where she joined in April 2012.
She is a founding contributor at The Grio, an MSNBC website dedicated to African American news and opinion.
She is also the host on The Word Network show. As a singer,she has toured with Roberta Flack and performed the National Anthem at President Clinton’s Second Inauguration.
She attended John J. Pershing Elementary School and Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, she was a National Merit Scholar there. While interviewing for admission to Harvard University, she was criticized by two alumni for her father’s political views.
Though she was ultimately accepted to Harvard, Jackson said of the school, “I didn’t feel it was the proper environment after that interview.” She subsequently attended Howard University on a full merit scholarship. She became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority while at the university. Following her time at Howard, she worked as an aide to Illinois congressman Gus Savage.
Santita Jackson Age
Santita was born in 1963 in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is around 54 and 55 years old as of 2018.
Santita Jackson Siblings – Family
She was born in a family of five children as the oldest daughter to Jacqueline Lavinia Brown Jackson and civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson. She was raised in Chicago along with her siblings Jesse, Jr., Jonathan, Yusef, and Jacqueline.
Santita Jackson Husband
Santita keeps her personal life very private. She has not yet disclosed about her dating status or marriage life.
Santita Jackson Career
Shortly after college, she moved to New York to pursue a career in music. Jackson spent over five years touring as a backup singer for Roberta Flack. She later performed with the Opera Ebony company.
She was asked by the family of Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown to perform at his funeral alongside Wynton Marsalis and the Howard University Chorale in 1996. Jackson performed the National Anthem at Bill Clinton’s second Presidential Inauguration, the following year.
She released her first recording project, “Put Your Arms Around the World,” a collaboration with songwriter Janice Kapp Perry, vocalist Chris Willis, and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch in 2009.
Santita Jackson Fox News
She then began working as a political commentator on the Fox News Channel in April 2012. She also hosts her own television show on The Word Network. Earlier, she produced her father’s show “Upfront with Jesse Jackson” on The Word Network.
She is the writer, co-host, and executive producer of the nationally syndicated radio show “Keep Hope Alive with Rev. Jesse Jackson.” She lately hosted “The Santita Jackson Show” on Chicago’s WVON1690 AM.
Santita Jackson Net Worth
Her net worth is not yet revealed.
Santita Jackson Weight Loss
According to a Fox News post, Santita’s brother Jesse. Jr. managed to drop nearly 50 pounds through a weight loss surgery.
Santita Jackson Cancer
On November 5, 2014, Santita tweeted on her Twitter account that “KnowledgeIsPower: Study Shows Radiation Therapy Can Make Cancer 30x More Malignant.”