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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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    The Man Behind the Obituary that Went Viral

    PITTSTON — Friends describe Kevin McGroarty of West Pittston as the life of the party, but now thousands of people are just getting to know him. “Kevin was fun. Everything about him was fun,” said Juanita Krieger, a friend of McGroarty’s. Mcgroarty died at his home in West Pittston on Tuesday. His death has people talking mostly because McGroarty wrote his own obituary. Starting with the line, “McGroarty achieves room temperature!” “Online comments on the obituary and people saying I wish […]

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    Hazleton Man Killed in a Hit and Run

    HAZLETON — A Hazleton man is charged with a deadly hit and run in Luzerne County. According to court papers, Luis Jimenez Reyes from Hazleton admitted to hitting Javier Miranda, 21, and then fleeing the scene. Miranda later died at the Lehigh Valley Hospital. Police said the crash happened on Saturday night at East Broad and Pine Streets in Hazleton. In those court papers, Reyes told Hazleton police that he fled because he was scared. But shortly after Reyes drove […]

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    Longtime Journalist Puts Down the Pen

    OAKLAND — If you’re interested in the history of Susquehanna County, Helen B. Foster is someone you’ll want to meet. She’s been covering the news in Susquehanna County for 50 years, but writing was never part of this longtime journalist’s plan. “As I like to say, one day I was standing in front of the stove, stirring the soup. The next day I was sitting in a news office,” said Foster. Foster started in sales, getting people to subscribe to […]

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    Susquehanna County Pool in Need of Repairs

    NEW MILFORD — The New Milford pool in Susquehanna County has been open to the public in the borough since the 1950’s. The wear and tear of six decades is starting to show. “We need a new filter system, a new lining in the pool, the tiles are slipping as you can see,” said Kelsey Wages, a lifeguard at the pool. New Milford officials estimate the necessary repairs will cost about $7,000. The council said, if they can’t get that […]

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    Armed Robbery and Assault in Shenandoah

    SHENANDOAH — A man from Shenandoah was charged with robbery and aggravated assault after police said he held a woman hostage and hit a man in the face with a handgun in Schuylkill County. Shenandoah police said Joseph Kakol robbed the Turkey Hill on Main Street early Tuesday morning. According to court papers, Kakol made off with $620. 46. “When you actually pull a gun and take somebody hostage, basically then you’re asking for trouble. I hope he gets whatever he […]

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    Wayne County Chef Stars on The Food Network

    DREHER TOWNSHIP — Jessica Seagraves is a chef from the Newfoundland area in Wayne County. For the past few years, she’s been helping out at her dad’s restaurant on Main Street, The Hotel. On Sunday, her favorite customers got to watch her cook on the Food Network. Seagraves competed on the TV show Cutthroat Kitchen, which is finally set to air. “My daughter’s going to be on national television. She’s a wreck right now, nervous and shaking, but I’m so proud of […]

  • Arby’s Employees React to Sudden Store Closures

    Dozens of employees of one fast food chain are out of a job after at least six Arby’s restaurants in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania suddenly shut down. The move is a shock for many of those employees who were blindsided by the news. Locations in Scranton, Kingston, Pine Grove, and in the Lycoming, Wyoming Valley, and Schuylkill Malls closed their doors on Friday. Employees at Arby’s in the Wyoming Valley Mall said they had no idea the restaurants were going […]

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    Two Men Face Manslaughter Charges for Wayne County Death

    DYBERRY TOWNSHIP — Two men from Wayne County are charged in connection with the death of Ryan Clemo, 31, back in March. Adam Dixon from the Waymart area faces involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges. Jonathan Yacinovich, 18, of Waymart also faces the same charges. Dixon and Yacinovich arrived separately to the magistrate’s office on Friday to hear the charges against them. Newswatch 16 caught up with Dixon as he was leaving, but he didn’t have much to say about […]

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    Truck Driver Helps Save Another Driver’s Life

    LENOX TOWNSHIP — A water truck driver walked away from a crash with another tanker on Route 407 in Lenox Township on Thursday. That crash in Susquehanna County might have saved both driver’s lives. “I told her to hit me. I thought I could get her stopped, well. That didn’t work,” said Joe Delancy. Delancy and a female driver were each carrying water from a gas site in their trucks. State police said the brakes in the truck the woman […]

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    Fire Companies Plan to Merge

    MCADOO — Three longtime fire companies in Schuylkill and Carbon Counties may soon become one. “We’ve had some meetings and we’re at the point now where most of us have agreed to move forward with this,” said Chief Robert Leshko of the McAdoo Fire Company. The three volunteer departments: McAdoo, Keystone, and Tresckow have been around since the early 1900’s. The McAdoo fire chief said it makes sense to merge the three into one larger company for the people who […]

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    Victim’s Family in I-80 Rock Throwing Incident Seeks Justice

    Two teen boys from Union County are charged with assault and a woman from Ohio is in critical condition after a rock throwing incident on I-80 near Milton. Sharon Budd, 52, is from a small town in Ohio. Her four children and husband said she is always the life of the party and will help anyone out, but now her family needs to be there for her. “She’s a fighter, she really is,” said Randy Budd, Sharon’s husband. Budd was […]

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    A Little Fighter Inspires Monster Truck Drivers

    BLOOMSBURG — Preston Tucker from Scott Township seems like your average six year old, but as his mom will tell you, his heart is anything but average. “He was born with transposition of the great arteries, VSD,  Pulmonary Stenosis, Bradycardia,” said Erica Tucker, Preston’s mom. Just last Thursday, Tucker underwent his second open heart surgery. Eight days later, he’s front row at the Bloomsburg Jamboree in Columbia County meeting his biggest fan. “I can’t believe how strong his family is, […]