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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    The World of Byers’ Choice

    Travel to Chalfont, Pennsylvania to the home of the Byers’ Choice Carolers collection.  Take a tour of the factory where these iconic holiday figurines are hand crafted. Designer Keith Phelps show how he worked with founder Joyce Byers to create, from concept to reality, his latest Byers’ Choice Caroler Santa…Oh Christmas Tree available at Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps.

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    Rustic Thanksgiving Centerpiece

    Jackie Lewandoski shows you how to create a rustic centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.

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    Holiday Spinach Dip

    Song of the Bread Bakery in Stevensville bakes the most amazing variety of breads from scratch, using ingredients from surrounding farms.  They show us how to make a delicious spinach dip, and how to use breads as hors d’oeuvres and bread bowls for your holiday celebration. Spinach Dip Song of the Bread Bakery 570-746-4040 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 2 teaspoons crushed garlic 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup grated Asiago cheese 1/2 package […]

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    Rustic Thanksgiving Centerpiece

    Jackie Lewandoski creates a rustic Thanksgiving centerpiece out of fall items you may already have on hand.

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    Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

    Food and lifestyle blogger Christina Hitchcock creates a side dish recipe for Thanksgiving. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE

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    Luscious Living Prize Package

    Home and Backyard Luscious Living Contest in underway!  The prize package from the Factory Lighting Furniture Patio, is a beautiful 4 piece bedroom set, including a mattress set and lighting. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE CONTEST

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    Day of the Dead Celebration

    Jackie Lewandoski visits Margarita Azul in Wilkes-Barre to celebrate the Day of the Dead.  See how they prepare the traditional mole sauce and an authentic pumpkin dessert.      

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    Pumpkin Vase and Fall Arrangement

    Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps creates a perfect pumpkin vase filled with colorful fall flowers perfect for your home lasting the entire autumn season.

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    Ghostly Halloween Cake

    Merry’s Custom Cakes Bakery and Design Studio in Stroudsburg has a way of working with fondant resulting in cakes that are not only delicious but masterpieces.  Watch how she creates a Halloween realistic pumpkin cake with a ghostly theme.

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    Lucious Living Contest 2016

    Win a new Bedroom Suite From The Factory! Just watch WNEP’s Home and Backyard Saturdays at 9am. We’ll show secret clues on the bottom of the screen on October 29, November 5, 12, and 19. Each show will have a different clue and another chance for you to win. Clues given each Saturday must be submitted by midnight that same day to be eligible. Then on Saturday, November 26, Home and Backyard will announce the grand prize winner who will […]

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    Vintage Kitchen: Butternut Squash Soup

    Sandi of Vintage Kitchen in Clarks Summit has a mission:  to introduce people to healthy delicious foods you can prepare at home.  She prepares a quick and easy Butternut Squash soup with home-made croutons. Butternut Squash Soup 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped (about 4 cups total) 1 medium leek, sliced (white parts only) and washed and dried 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt Pepper 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning 1 cup white wine 4 cups chicken stock ¼ cup heavy cream, […]

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    Corn Stalk Wreath

    Pete Gstalder of Montoursville creates  original, beautiful corn stalk wreaths using all natural materials. Gstalder’s Christmas Holiday Wreaths and Garlands available at: Fort Muncy Garden Center Pennsdale 570-546-5305 Elaine Stone Wall Garden Center Canadensis 570-460-1368 Pete Gstalder 570-435-0142 Montoursville