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Jackie joined the Newswatch 16 team in 2014. You'll often see her out in the field with a camera and tripod in hand. As a multi-media journalist, Jackie shoots, edits and writes her own stories.

A Long Island, New York native, Jackie graduated from Hofstra University (Roll Pride!) with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. During her senior year, she was chosen as KABC's "On The Red Carpet" college journalist at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Jackie reported from the Oscar's red carpet and interviewed stars like Meryl Streep, Tina Fey and, her personal favorite, George Clooney.

After graduation, Jackie made the move to Maine to work as a reporter and weekend anchor for WABI TV5.

She enjoys living in NEPA, a short ride to her New York family and friends. It also makes it a little easier for Jackie to (hopelessly) root for her favorite teams: the Mets and Jets.

A social media addict, Jackie loves connecting with viewers on Twitter and Facebook. If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, give her a follow or like!

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    Hazleton Wants the Public’s Opinion on Downtown Revitalization

    HAZLETON — There may be a lot of empty storefronts on West Broad Street in Hazleton, but the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress hopes that’s not the case for too much longer. “People are starting to see the empty storefronts as an opportunity rather than dead space,” said Krisa Schneider the executive director of the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress. Schneider wants to bring the city of Hazleton back to its heyday when people would shop, eat, and play all right in […]

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    Officials Check Railroad Crossing Safety

    HAZLETON — Inspectors checked out a railroad crossing in Hazleton Wednesday after a photo surfaced showing a school bus caught underneath a railroad gate Some recommendations have already been made about the crossing and more might be coming. People who live in Hazleton say the intersection of Church and Chestnut Streets where that railroad crossing sits is dangerous. City and state officials are now looking into what can be done at the railroad crossing to keep drivers safe. This busy […]

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    SPCA Investigates Deaths of Two Horses

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Pictures shared on social media show exposed ribs and other marks on two horses who were boarded in Luzerne County. In the past two weeks, both of the horses have died at a self-boarding facilty in on Deep Hole Road in Drums. Officials said while these pictures could show starvation, the horses’ conditions could also be a result of old age since both horses were in their 20’s. The Luzerne County SPCA, Butler Township Police and the […]

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    State Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

    LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — State police continue to investigate a deadly shooting in Lycoming County. Authorities said Ty Kimble of Montoursville was shot and later died on Warrensville Road in Loyalsock. Police believe Kimble and a female were in a vehicle after 1:30 a.m. Sunday when they got into an argument. They said a firearm was discharged and Kimble was shot. State police said that woman called 911, but by the time troopers got there they found Kimble’s body alongside Warrensville […]

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    Family Relieved After Man Accused of Murder Freed

    WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — One day after a jury in Schuylkill County acquitted a man on charges he killed his neighbor; people have mixed reaction to the verdict, including the son of the person who had been accused of the crime. Ronald Kozak’s family spoke with Newswatch 16. They say the last year has been horrible but now they’re thankful Kozak is home and they’re glad the truth finally came out. Ronald Kozak, 67, of Shenandoah Heights is a free […]

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    Pottsville Drug Unit Back at Full Force

    POTTSVILLE — Over the past year, the Pottsville Police department has rolled out more patrols and they’re also revitalizing the force’s drug unit. “I believe our police have down a fabulous job in the past and we’re only going to go and get one step better now,” said Jim Muldowney, the mayor of Pottsville. The Pottsville city council and police department have teamed up to get the police force back at full staff, which is 22 full-time officers. After three officers […]

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    I-80 Crash is a Reminder to “Steer Clear”

    BLACK CREEK TOWNSHIP – State police said snowy roads could be what led to a crash on interstate 80 in Luzerne County. Police believe a the driver of a tractor trailer tried to slowdown when he saw state police on the side of the highway. Instead, the trailer jackknifed and hit the cruiser, which then hit a car that was already on the side of the road and that car hit a state trooper. Trooper Daniel Spath was struck in […]

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    Schuylkill County Buried By Surprise Snow

    MINERSVILLE — Parts of central Pennsylvania and Schuylkill County really got hit hard by snow on Thursday. Many people were caught off guard by it, making the cleanup difficult. It was a surprise snow day for many students in Schuylkill County. Two hour delays quickly changed when people looked outside and saw the snow. “Nobody knew it was coming. I said, ‘Jeez, look at this. Over 12 inches of snow we got!'” said Mick Scribbick. “Well, at 9 o’clock this […]

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    West Hazleton Police Unveil New Station

    WEST HAZLETON — It’s been four years in the making, but the West Hazleton Police Department has finally moved to a new location in the borough. “The residents can’t complain. It’s beautiful. It’s easy to get to. It’s right out here on Broad Street,” said Frank Schmidt, the mayor of West Hazleton. The officers used to work out of a building on South 4th Street,  but they needed more space and newer technology. That’s why they drafted a plan to […]

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    Store At Mall Cleared Out By Gas Leak

    HAZLE TOWNSHIP — A Kmart in Luzerne County had to shut down for a short time Wednesday right in the middle of holiday shopping. The Kmart at the Laurel Mall near Hazleton was evacuated around noon because of a gas leak. “We exchanged stuff and started to shop around and a lady came up to us and said that we have to leave,” said Erica Towich of Weatherly. “A billion people come up to me. I’m checking them out as […]

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    Rain in Elevations of Lackawanna, Monroe Counties

    Communities in our area are getting ready for that snow heading our way, including Lackawanna and Monroe Counties. It was a light rain in Mount Cobb around 5 p.m. but higher elevations are likely to get more of the snow when it comes. Cars and trucks were moving along just fine on Route 247. The same goes for drivers on Interstate 84 where earlier Tuesday the speed limit was reduced to 45 mph. But drivers at a park and ride […]

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    Tamaqua Area Residents Help Fire Victims

    SCHUYLKILL TOWNSHIP — Two families in Schuylkill County are homeless after a fire destroyed a double home on Sunny Lane in Mary D on Sunday. “We’re safe. Our family’s out. We’re alive,” said Jody Denning, who lived in the home. “We’re safe. We’re together. Our neighbors are safe. Everything else can be replaced.” Denning, her husband Jeremy, kids Destini and Jacob, and their disabled grandmother lived on one side of the double home. Pete and Ida Kutash lived on the […]


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