Jacqueline Lewandoski was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania. Her family resided in Duryea where she attended grade school with her brother. Jackie graduated from Seton Catholic High School in Pittston, and went to King s College in Wilkes-Barre where she earned a B.S. in Communications. She later a received a Master s Degree in Human Resources from the University of Scranton.

Jackie began her career in broadcasting working as a Master Control Operator at WVIA-TV in Plains. Shortly after, she was hired at WNEP-TV as a weekend camera operator. Then she took a position in the promotion department and became the Promotion Manager in 1989.

Jackie began working on the WNEP s Home and Backyard program in 1994. She and her husband David came up with the idea for the show. Jackie resigned from her Promotion Manager position in 2002 and currently works as an on air host for local programming at the station.

She enjoys gardening, reading, decorating and spending time with her family and friends. Jackie resides in Lackawanna County with her husband and son.


Recent Articles
  • Luscious Living Contest Drawing

    We head to The Factory in Dickson City to draw the winner of the outdoor dining set of our Luscious Living contest.

  • Memorial Day Bucket Planter

    Keith Phelps of Inspired Designs creates a patriotic planter for Memorial Day.

  • Lancaster County: Kitchen Kettle Village Shoo Fly Pie

    Visit the charming Kitchen Kettle Village  in Intercourse, Lancaster County and explore the shops, check out the lodging but most of all the bakery! Jackie Lewandoski learns how to bake a traditional Shoo Fly Pie. Shoo Fly Pie     Crumbs: 1/4 cup butter    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour    1/2 cup granulated sugar    1/2 cup brown sugar    In a bowl combine the above ingredients until mixture is crumbly.  Bottom:    3/4 teaspoon baking soda    3/4 cup boiling […]

  • Lancaster County: Pennsylvania German (Deutsch) Farming

    Join Paul Epsom as he learns how the early Pennsylvania German communities farmed in Lancaster County at the picturesque Landis Valley Farm and Museum.

  • Lancaster County: Cooking in the Hearth (Chicken Corn Soup)

    Jackie Lewandoski visits Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum where we travel back in time and learn what it was like for the early Pennsylvania German (Deutsch) to prepare meals in a hearth. Chicken Corn Soup Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum Cookbook 4 to 5 pounds stewing chicken Pinch of saffron (this is a very important ingredient in PA German cooking that I forgot to mention) 1 stalk celery 2 small onions 6 ears fresh corn on the cob […]

  • Bistro 1202: Horseradish Crusted Salmon

    Jackie Lewandoski check’s out Bistro 1202 in the historic Hotel Wayne in Honesdale.  There, the executive chef prepares his signature Horseradish Crusted Salmon. Bistro 1202Horseradish Crusted Salmon Ingredients 8 oz portion of wild Salmon 1 chopped Yukon Gold Potato 1 oz diced green bell pepper 1 oz carmelized vidalia onion 1 oz horseradish 2 oz baby spinach 3 oz unsalted butter 1 oz lemon zest 1 oz panko bread crumb 1 oz white wine 2 oz heavy cream 2 oz olive […]

  • Outdoor Sectional Furniture

    It’s the latest in outdoor furniture concepts.  Sectional furniture is versatile and durable. Cory Fangio of The Factory shows us how to convert the sectional furniture to suit your outdoor living needs.

  • Nikki’s at the Ben-Mar: Chicken a la Nikki

    This historic building in Carbondale housed offices of the D and H Railroad from 1927-1960.  It then became home to Ben-Mar Restaurant in the 60’s and continues to be one of Carbondale’s most popular places to dine…Nikki’s at Ben Mar. Chef Dominic prepares his signature dish, Chicken a la Nikki, named after his son.  Chef Dominic of Nikki’s at Ben-Mar will be a featured chef at the fundraiser for The Women’s Resource Center at Great Chef’s 27 Fire and Ice. Chicken […]

  • April Showers May Flowers Door Hanging

    Keep your old umbrella!  We visit Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps to make a bright cheerful door decoration out of an umbrella that is perfect for May and June.  

  • Amazing Landscape LED Lights

    Jackie Lewandoski visits Cory Fangio of The Factory to learn about the latest LED technology for your landscape.

  • Terra Preta: Shrimp and Grits

    Jackie Lewandoski visits Terra Preta to celebrate Earth Day with a unique delicious Shrimp and Grits recipe. Shrimp and Sausage for the Grits 4 oz. chorizo sausage 6  16/20 sized fresh shrimp, peeled and de veined 1 T olive oil 1/2 c white cooking wine 1 T sriracha hot sauce 2 T butter Heat oil in a skillet until shimmering.  Remove skin from sausage and break into bite sized pieces.  Saute’ until lightly browned.  Then add shrimp and lightly saute’. […]

  • Home & Backyard Luscious Living Contest 2017

    WNEP’s Home & Backyard wants you to start your summer with some “Luscious Living!” It’s your chance to win an outdoor furniture set from The Factory, formerly The Lamp Factory. The package includes an Amish made outdoor counter height dining table with 4 chairs and 1 bench valued at $5,300. Winners are responsible for pickup of prize. Just watch WNEP’s Home & Backyard Saturdays at 9am from Saturday, April 22, 2017 through May 13, 2017. Watch for the secret word at the bottom of […]