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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
  • Build a Backyard “Getaway” with Career Tech Center of Lackawanna County

    We visit Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County where the students from several areas of study come together to take an overgrown area at the school and transform it into a beautiful oasis.   See how they made Adirondack chairs, planters, installed a fire pit solar lighting, mulch and a patio just in time for Memorial Day.

  • Patio Party Contest: Clue #4

    Here’s the video from Clue #4 of our Patio Party Contest from Bricks and Stones Supply. Click here to enter the contest!

  • Kick off Pool Season with Olympic Pools

    Olympic Pools have been providing summer fun for decades.   Check out an installation in progress plus some of the new styles of pools that can provide relaxation and cool you off during hot summer days.

  • Happy 20th Anniversary Home & Backyard: A Look Back

    Home & Backyard celebrates 20 years with a nostalgic look at the past 2 decades.

  • Happy 20th Anniversary Home & Backyard: A Special Guest

    Mike Stevens, Jackie Lewandoski and Paul Epsom welcome a very special guest to celebrate Home and Backyard’s 20th Anniversary.  Lois “Miss Judy” Burns returns to share her special memories of the show and to enjoy the special cake.

  • Happy 20th Anniversary Home & Backyard: Cooking and Home Projects

    Jackie Lewandoski celebrates 20 years of Home & Backyard with a look back at some unique cooking segments and home projects over the years.

  • The Perfect Kitchen Cabinets

    Get a tour of a gorgeous kitchen featuring Wellborn cabinets by Interstate Building Materials Inc.   

  • Mother’s Day at the French Manor

    It’s the perfect place to celebrate Mom.  Visit the French Manor where Chef Morgan prepares a lovely Mother’s Day brunch. French Manor Mother’s Day Recipes Created by Sous Chef, Morgan Rogers Crab Cake Hushpuppies Ingredients: 1 can Jumbo Lump Crab (wild caught) 2 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning 1/4 cup Red Bell Pepper – small diced 2 eggs 2-3 cups of Panko Bread Crumbs Procedure: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Form mixture into small round balls and carefully […]

  • Visit Clarks Summit: State Street Grill

    State Street Grill is a hip eatery with an eclectic menu, a unique juice bar,  plus a place to dine al fresco.  See Chef Sarah create her magic in the kitchen.  Recipe coming soon. GRILLED PORK CHOP, CANDIED SWEET POTATOES, GINGERED APPLES, AND MUSTARD SAUCE by Sarah Mccully PORK CHOP Any center cut pork chop, boneless, bone in, dusted with salt and pepper, grilled to your liking. CANDIED SWEET POTATOES Ingredients: Two large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into ½ […]

  • Patio Party Giveaway

    Home & Backyard and Bricks and Stones Supply are teaming up for the Patio Party Giveaway.   A lucky winner will have the opportunity to win a patio valued at 8,000 dollars! Visit this page to enter your weekly clue! 

  • Visit Clarks Summit: Cloe and Company

    Cloe and Company is a unique gift shop featuring all items made in America, plus wares of local artisans.   Jackie Lewandoski stops by to learn how to make delicious home-made herbal tea.

  • Springtime/Easter Planter

    Creative garden designer Keith Phelps makes a lovely Easter planter, perfect for any springtime occasion.


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