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
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    Bailey Park

    Visit a housing community that offers beautiful new homes, abundant amenities, and no maintenance outdoors so you can have more time to do what you love.  It is Bailey Park, a 55 plus adult living community.

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    Apple and Pear Puff Pastry

    Greentown is home to the Cakes and Scones Bakery.  Jackie Lewandoski drops by to see how owner Tere creates the perfect dessert for fall…Apple and Pear Puff Pastry.

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    2016 Bloomsburg Fair Part 1

    Visit the 2016 Bloomsburg Fair with the Home and Backyard crew.

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    2016 Bloomsburg Fair Clay Pot Pets

    Keith Phelps of Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps shows Paul Epsom and Jackie Lewandoski how create amazing and adorable clay pot pets.

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    2016 Bloomsburg Fair Part 2

    Join Home and Backyard for a visit to the Bloomsburg Fair.

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    Canning 101- Corn Relish

    We visit Gail of Canned Classics where she shows how she cans her fabulous Corn Relish.  (Recipe not available, proprietary)

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    Happy Fall! Making Pumpkin Bars

    Fall is officially here and Jackie Lewandoski welcomes the season with a visit to Rohrbach’s Farm Market and Bakery in Catawissa.  Get the recipe for their perfect pumpkin bars that hit the spot for an autumn appetite. Pumpkin Bars-Rohrbach’s Farm Market and Bakery 2 C Flour 2 t Baking Powder 2 t Cinnamon 1 t Baking Soda 1 t salt 2 C Pumpkin 4 Eggs 1 1/2 C Sugar 1 C Oil Beat eggs, pumpkin, sugar & oil. Mix well. […]

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    Welcoming Outdoor Fall Decor

    Keith Phelps of Inspired Designs creates a welcoming outdoor fall arrangement that will last through the winter season!

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    Fall Decorating Ideas

    Jackie Lewandoski visits the Decorating Center in Mifflinburg for great ideas for fall decorating.

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    Wonderful Wreaths and More

    Wonderful is a hip new art studio in Moscow, that is not only a great place to create, but a fun place to shop too.   Owner- artist Kelly Davies shows us how to create wreaths with burlap for the fall.

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    Et Tu Restaurant: Paella and a Mut-tini

    Danville is home to a mediterranean inspired restaurant Et Tu Bistro.  Jackie Lewandoski stops in to see the chef prepare his delicious Paella.  Plus, see how their mixologist makes a “mut-tini” as part of a fundraiser to help our furry friends. Spanish Paella Serving Size- 2 People Ingredients: 1 Spanish Onion-Small Diced                          6 Shrimp                                                                                        1 Pinch Saffron 1 Red Pepper-Small Diced                                 10 Clams/Mussels                                                                    ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper 2 Ribs Celery-Small Diced                                  3 Links Spanish Chorizo-Cooked & Sliced                                    ½ Tsp Crushed Red […]

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    Le Manhattan Bistro Fabulous and French

      Jackie Lewandoski visits Le Manhattan Bistro, an authentic French restaurant in Wilkes-Barre.   Watch as Chef Gwen creates a Duck Confit.