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
  • 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 […]

  • Kitchen Chemistry: Macarons 101

    Macarons are a sophisticated, colorful dessert.  We visit Kitchen Chemistry in Stroudsburg, where Lisa Deemer teaches the basics of making macarons. French Macaron Recipe Kitchen Chemistry 733 Main Street, Stroudsburg PA 18360 Kitchenchemistry@ptd.net 570-730-4944 Sift together: 6.4 ounces Almond Flour 6.4 ounces 10x sugar Add 2 egg whites and blend well, set aside ****************************** 6.4 oz table sugar 1.6 ounces water Cook to 240 degrees ****************************** 2 egg whites beaten until soft peaks form. ¼ teaspoon cream of tarter *********************************** […]

  • Luscious Living Preview

    Home & Backyard and The Factory are teaming up again for our Luscious Living Contest.  One lucky person will be the winner of an amazing Amish made patio dining table from The Factory!  Get your sneak peek of the prize package here!

  • Tea Cup Bird Feeder by Fly Me Home

    We visit Sue Guzik from Fly Me Home in Pittston.  She shows us how to create a lovely bird feeder out of a tea cup and saucer.  

  • Gable House Bakery Decorating with Royal Icing

    Filling that Easter Basket with delicious colorful, homemade cookies is easy when you decorate them with pastel royal icing! Gable House Bakery shows you how!

  • Update Your Shower for Safety

    When updating your old shower/tub system Bath Fitter has options to consider for safety.  Bryan Boote shows us grab bar, seat and shower head options that will help keep you safe in the shower.  Visit Bath Fitter at the Home and Better Living Show by HBA of NEPA, April 8th and 9th, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, PA.

  • Early Spring Flowers for Your Easter Table

      Paul Epsom uses pansies, Johnny Jump Ups and viola to make a lovely centerpiece for your Easter Table.

  • Matzoh Brie Recipes for Passover

    Jackie Lewandoski visits the folks at the Jewish Community Alliance in Wilkes-Barre to learn how to make matzoh brie sweet and savory dishes.

  • HBA of NEPA’s Home and Lifestyle Show Tip: Scranton Dodge Commercial Truck Division

    Get the latest on what is new in commercial trucks and vans from Scranton Dodge Commercial Truck Division.  Visit Scranton Dodge Commercial Truck Division at the 2017 Home Builders Association of NEPA’s Home and Lifestyle Show April 8th and 9th Montage Mountain in Moosic.