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.

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
  • 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show-Part 4

    Home and Backyard is happy to bring you highlights of the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show!  The theme this year is The Wonders of Water.

  • 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show-Part 2

    Home and Backyard traveled to the Philadelphia Flower Show.  This year’s theme is The Wonders of Water.  Take a look at some of the highlights.

  • Adorable Leprechaun Wreath by Keen’s Floral

    We visit Keen’s Floral in Scranton where floral artist Linda creates an adorable Lucky Leprechaun Wreath for Saint Patrick’s Day.

  • Get Your Patio Plants Ready For Spring

    Soon it will be time to put your patio plants in their proper places outside.  Paul Epsom show you how to prepare them for the proper place outdoors.

  • Pulled Pork Nachos and Corn Salsa – Fern Hall

    Jackie Lewandoski visits the Historic Fern Hall Inn where the chef, J.R. Tiger creates his signature Pulled Pork Nachos and Corn Salsa. CORN SALSA Super sweet whole kernel corn Rinsed Black beans Diced red onion Diced jalapeno Diced red and green bell pepper Minced garlic Lime juice Olive oil Cilantro Honey Salt and pepper Fresh corn tortillas cut and fried Roasted pork butt dressed with Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce  

  • Pierogies by St. Catherine’s of Sienna Church

    We stopped in to visit the St. Catherine of Sienna crew who are making pierogies for Lent to raise money for the church.  For information  570-842-4561.

  • 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show Road Trip Contest

    UPDATE: The names have been drawn and the lucky winners have been notified!  Thanks for entering, and stay tuned for more great Home & Backyard contests! Original Post: WNEP-TV’s Home and Backyard is heading on a bus trip to the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show, Monday, March 5th! 25 Lucky winners and their guests will travel with Home and Backyard to the flower show courtesy of Davis Bus and Limo. The contest begins Feb 10th and ends Feb. 24 at 11:59pm. […]

  • Winey Frog Candles

    Perhaps you like Merlot, Chardonnay or Reisling.  These are wines to many but at Winey Frog Candle they are also lovely soy candles that are encapsulated in up-cycled wine bottles!  We visit the family operated business and see how they are create this “spirited” candles. To purchase Winey Frog Candles call  570-430-6376 or visit these retailers: The Galleria at Dona Michele Corner Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, PA 18644 Hours Tues.-Sat. 11am -5pm  Thurs. 11am-8pm Studio M in Kingston 133 Division St. […]

  • Clams Casino Soup at Lisa’s Milltown Deli

    Jackie visits Lisa’s Milltown Deli in Milton where Lisa and the staff rolled out the red carpet and made the most delicious homemade soup!  Lisa prepared her Clams Casino Soup.   Lisa will be opening a second location sometime later in 2018. 48 Broadway Street, Milton PA 570-246-5252

  • Picture Perfect for February 24, 2018

    Here is your Picture Perfect for 2-24-2018.

  • Picture Perfect February 17, 2018

    Here is your picture perfect for 2-17-2018

  • Vino Rosso: Chicken Rollatini and Salmon with Fresh Pineapple and Cream Sauce

    Vino Rosso in Peckville offers amazing Old World Italian dishes including chicken, veal, steak, and seafood cooked in your favorite sauces.  Executive Chef Dave and Owner Danny create Chicken Rollatini and Salmon with Fresh Pineapple and Cream Sauce. Chicken Rollatini Boneless Chicken breast Mix ricotta, lemon zest, Mozzarella, spinach, one egg yolk, thinly sliced prosciutto Stuff Chicken Breast with prosciutto and cheese mixture roll tightly close Then flour the chicken Pan sear in oil drain add mushrooms, garlic, marsala wine, Reduce […]