Janet A. Jackson
Janet Alston Jackson, author of the USA Book News Award Winner, A Cry for Light: A Journey into Love, is a communications expert. Since 1993 she has facilitated workshops to thousands on effective communications and finding inner peace.
Communications has always been Janet’s deep love. She was a publicist for CBS and ABC Television Networks for 17 years. She was also a manager and the West Coast photo editor in charge of ABC’s image.
When she was with CBS, Janet worked on hundreds of prime time shows before she headed publicity for the daytime show line up on the West Coast which included The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Price is Right.
She was the publicist on ground-breaking television comedy series: Good Times, The Jeffersons, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Roseanne, and The Carol Burnett Show.
In addition to working on hundreds of dramatic television episodes, Janet has worked as a publicist on the Emmys, the Grammys ,and the People’s Choice Awards Shows.
When Janet left the entertainment industry, she with her husband Walter, founded Believe In Yourself, Inc., a non-profit organization raising the self esteem of children.
Janet holds a B.A. In Broadcast Journalism from the California State University at San Jose. She won the Publicists Guild of America award for her work on the ground breaking CBS television series Twin Peaks.
Janet studied four years in the ministry; has also trained under several Zen masters.
A strong advocate for children, Janet was a Court Appointed Special Child Advocate (CASA) for the Los Angeles Superior Court, the largest of its’ kind in the country. She continues to serve as a board member for the Child Care Resource Center which serves thousands of low-income families in Los Angeles County.