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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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  • Barrett Township Ready To Go Back To Normal

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — The search for Eric Frein affected communities throughout the Poconos. For people who live in Barrett Township, their lives have been much different over the past seven weeks. It was nearly seven weeks ago that the search for Eric Frein picked up in Barrett Township. For about two days early on, authorities told people who live there not to leave their homes. But now that Frein is in custody, it’s quiet, and the police chief says it’s […]

  • Meter Money Debate in Hazleton

    HAZLETON — An empty meter is probably something you don’t want to see when returning to your vehicle or worse: the dreaded parking ticket. The mayor of Hazleton wants to make putting money in city’s parking meters a little easier. He’s proposing the city partners with Pango, an app that allows you to pay for parking meters with on your cellphone. “I want to have options so that you come to Hazleton downtown and you can park no matter if […]

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    Saint Clair Police Patrols Neighbor Township’s Streets

    EAST NORWEGIAN TOWNSHIP — The streets of East Norwegian Township will now be patrolled by Saint Clair Police. That department near Pottsville has six full-time and 10 part-time officers and has now taken over patrol duties for the neighboring township. For the past several years,  East Norwegian Township has been covered by state police out of Schuylkill Haven . “I’ve been a supervisor for 44 years and there`s been one murder in the township at that time,” said Jack Ketnet, […]

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    Another Threat Found In Mahanoy Area School

    MAHANOY CITY — Students in Mahanoy Area were dismissed early from school after a threat at school. The same thing happened Tuesday and investigators are trying to figure out if the same people are to blame. Mahanoy City police say a student found a threatening message in the girls’ room at the Mahanoy Area Middle School. On Tuesday, police say a similar message was found in the boys’ room. Both days, students were sent home early and after school activities […]

  • Halloween Celebration in the Midst of a Manhunt

    BARRETT TOWNSHIP — People who live in the Poconos are not letting a manhunt stop them and their kids from celebrating Halloween. Even though the search for suspected cop killer Eric Frein continues near Barrett Township, residents came out on Sunday for the township’s replacement holiday celebration: a Trunk and Treat. “We decided to do this so the kids could have a good time and a normal Halloween for them,” said Barbara Seesh of Canadensis. “You can’t let one person’s […]

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    Trucking Company Loses $150,000 After Theft

    COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — A trucking company in Lackawanna County is missing a tractor, a trailer and about $100,00 worth of merchandise. The owner of Naro Trucking in Covington Township thinks two people broke into the company’s yard earlier this week. He said, on Tuesday, someone stole a tractor trailer full of blue jeans. The trucking company near Gouldsboro is now out $150,000. It’s not the first time Naro Trucking has dealt with crooks, back in 2006 the company had a similar theft. […]

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    A Coffee Bean Controversy

    SCRANTON — A few years ago, two professors from the University of Scranton published a study that claimed green coffee bean extract could help you lose weight. After the study, the tv show Dr. Oz supported the product causing a spike in sales. The Federal Trade Commission thought it was too good to be true and filed a lawsuit against a company that sold those weight loss supplements. The FTC won the lawsuit. So, those professors retracted that study. Professor […]

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    Fire Officials Charged with Theft from Fire Company

    DELANO — The fire captain of the volunteer Delano Fire Company is accused of taking money from the department. Shane Kuropatsky is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and other charges. Kuropatsky told police he maxed out a fire company credit card for things like gas, lunch and cigarettes. “I’m sorry for everything that I did and hopefully one day I can make it up to all of them,” said Shane Kuropatsky. His father, Paul Kuropatsky, is the […]

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    Neighbors Concerned Over Buckling Building

    HAZLETON — A vacant building on South Poplar Street in Hazleton has neighbors nervous. “You can see that the sides are buckling, something is going to happen. Someone is going to get hurt, but it’s going to be too late,” said Richard Onuschak from Hazleton. Marietta Petrole from Hazleton said, “I think it’s disgusting and I think it’s a shame that it got to this point.” People who live in Hazleton say the building has been empty for years. Back in […]

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    Family Mourns Elderly Couple Who Died in Rt 309 Crash

    TUNKHANNOCK — A crash on Route 309 killed an elderly couple from Wyoming County on Wednesday. The Luzerne County coroner said Kenneth and Janice Lewis, both 84 years old, died in the crash. Dallas Township police said the couple’s vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on crash into a tractor trailer on the Wyoming and Luzerne County line. Officials said the couple died on the scene. “It’s surreal. It’s like, we can’t believe it yet,” said Ken Lewis’ cousin, […]

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    Hundreds Attend 15th Annual Northeast Job Fair

    DICKSON CITY — More than 80 employers came out to Dickson City for the 15th Annual Northeast Job Fair. Hundreds of people from northeastern Pennsylvania arrived on Wednesday to fill out applications and talk to company representatives about new job opportunities. “I have CDL A as well as class B with tanker endorsements, I want a job driving or also welding or pipe fitting,” said Joel Ram from Gouldsboro. Job seekers in Lackawanna County said they like the idea of […]

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    Voters in Flynn’s District React To Shooting

    SCRANTON — A state lawmaker was involved in gunfire on the street in Harrisburg and people who Marty Flynn represents in Lackawanna County say they’re happy that he stood up for himself. Many people who live in the 113th Legislative District which includes parts of Scranton and other areas in Lackawanna County were surprised to hear that their state representative fired his gun during an attempted robbery. “I know Marty. He’s our legislative representative and I think a lot of […]


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