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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
  • Making Pysanky Eggs

    Watch as Carol Rick of Purely Pysanky in Hawley keeps alive the intricate tradition of Ukranian Pysanky eggs.

  • Matzah Brei for Passover

    Newswatch 16’s Lara Greenberg prepares a Matzah Brei for Passover Seder. Serves: 3 6 sheets of Matzah 3 eggs ½ stick of unsalted butter Sugar   Break matzah into large pieces and put in a big bowl. Blanch matzah in hot water, making sure all pieces are wet. Once the matzah is soft, drain the matzah in a colander. Beat eggs in a separate, smaller bowl. Melt butter in pan on stove. Cover matzah in egg batter. Put matzah in […]

  • A Culinary Home Run at the RailRiders at PNC Field

    Jackie Lewandoski takes you on a culinary tour of all the new fabulous fresh foods you can find at the SWB RailRiders games this season.  In addition to meats smoked right at the stadium, mascots Champ, Mr. Incrediball and Quills each have their own special foods for fans to enjoy.

  • She’s a Direct Descendant of a Salem “Witch”

    Meet Donna Ward of Union County,  she is a direct descendant of Martha Carrier a woman hung at the Salem witch trials.  Hear her amazing stories and see her genealogical tree dating back to the 1600’s.

  • Easter Tablescape by John Mackey

    Jackie Lewandoski visits John Mackey for a colorful idea for your Passover or Easter table setting.

  • Rustic Apple Pie

    Award winning food blogger Christina Hitchcock of It is a Keeper puts a new twist on a rustic apple pie recipe dating back to the 1600’s!

  • Tea Pot Bird Feeder

    Visit Sue Guzik of Fly Me Home,  hand-made and upcycled decor and see how she takes an old teapot and makes it into a beautiful bird house.

  • Schnitzel Style Breaded Berkshire Pork Dish

    Get a taste of “Fire and Ice on Toby Creek” when Chef Gary Edwards prepares a spring dish of  Schnitzel Style breaded Berkshire boneless pork topped with chiffonade spinach salad tossed with lime, Chipotle Shrimp, and Berkshire pork belly finished with mango patron puree. Ingredients Pork Schnitzel 4, 3 oz        boneless pork medallions pounded 2,               farm fresh eggs 1/2 cup       panko (fresh breadcrumbs) 2 oz           […]

  • Spring Gardens In Bloom

    Take a tour of the indoor spring garden with Keith Phelps of Country Farm and Home.  Meander through the walkways and get great ideas for your home and garden.

  • Early Spring Seed Planting – Follow the Progress!

    See an easy way to plant your vegetable seeds with Keith Phelps. We’ll follow the progress on our Facebook page!

  • 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show: Butterfly House

    The 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show featured an amazing butterfly house, called the Butterfly Experience.  Step inside this winged wonderland where you can see hundreds of butterflies from around the world up close and personal.  Also, get the scoop on next year’s Philadelphia Flower Show!

  • 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show: Make and Take

    The 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show offered a way for attendees to “create” a floral art piece of their own to take home.  Jackie Lewandoski tries a hand at a floral make and take headband.


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