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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.

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    Driver Crashes Into Restaurant and Pub

    HALLSTEAD — Maloney’s Pub and Restaurant is closed after a driver lost control and crashed into the bar early Sunday morning. State police said Rebecca Collins of Susquehanna lost control of her car while driving on Route 11 in Hallstead. She ended up coming to a stop when she crashed into the bar area of Maloney’s, even dragging a Route 11 sign inside the bar. “Luckily we were closed. It happened around 3:30 in the morning so nobody was sitting […]

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    Strumming at Cornstock

    TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP — The second annual Cornstock Folk Festival kicked off Friday in Wyoming County. If the folk festival Lazy Brook Park seems familiar, it’s because Cornstock organizers were inspired by another music-filled weekend in Tunkhannock Township. “We came to the NEPA bluegrass festival here in June and we thought it was the absolute most beautiful location for a music festival and I said we have to do our own festival here,” said Jillian Hannigan, a co-organizer of the Cornstock […]

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    Police: Woman Threw Baby Against Wall

    POTTSVILLE — A woman from Pottsville is in jail after police say she physically abused her own baby by throwing him against a wall. At last check, that 2-month-old boy was in critical condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown. Police say medical tests shows that the baby has skull fractures, a blood clot, and several bruises. Police say it all happened when the teenage mother said she became frustrated with her son. Larisa Zimmerman, 18, of Pottsville is locked […]

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    Search Crews Find Missing Woman

    HALLSTEAD — Dozens of volunteers gathered Wednesday morning at the Hallstead Fire House to search for 76-year-old Shelby Colwell. “It was a multi-agency effort from across the county and into New York state, along with several civilian volunteers,” said Cpl. Jeffery Burman with the state police. Just a few hours later, those search crews came back with good news. “We located her by a river search boat and she was located around the railroad tracks in a field area,” said […]

  • Young and Old Come to Celebrate a Little League Champion

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT– Thousands of people filled Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport to watch the biggest game in little league baseball…the world series championship. People of all ages say that the feeling you get when you walk up the hill and watch the kids playing ball on that field is one of a kind. “It’s a very nice venue here. The field and the whole facility here is really remarkable. The people of this community too. They’re extremely friendly, extremely nice. […]

  • Tossing Tomatoes in Pittston

    PITTSTON– Folks from all over came to a festival in Luzerne County. 150 people were tossing tomatoes at the 31st annual Pittston Tomato Festival. This year’s tomato fight was held in the parking lot of Cooper’s Restaurant in downtown Pittston . Participants came armed and ready, some even wearing goggles. “The fun of throwing tomatoes at everybody in town! I mean where else do you get to do this but in Pittston, Pennsylvania,” said Chris Hulse of Swoyersville. The tomato […]

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    Flash Floods Could Cost a Popular Resort Millions

    LACKAWAXEN TOWNSHIP — A popular destination in Pike County is dealing with more water than normal. The owner of Woodloch Pines said this is the busiest week all year for the resort, meaning 100% of the rooms are filled. But when flash floods tore through guest rooms and a gift shop on Thursday night, it took some quick thinking by resort employees to make sure everyone was OK. “We never had anything here, 56 years and this was our first,” said […]

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    Couple Continues to Wait for Flood Assistance

    MEHOOPANY — Pete and Sharon Morgan have lived in their home in Mehoopany township since 1998. The couple said their lives and home underwent a drastic change after the floods of 2011. “Frightening. Every time it rains we just look outside and we don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Pete Morgan. Back in 2011, the flood waters came up about 5 and a half feet in the Morgan’s basement. Now, three years later the couple is still waiting for the […]

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    Millville Area Teachers go on Strike

    MILLVILLE — The Millville Area Junior Senior High School was empty on Wednesday, which was supposed to be the first day of school at the district. That’s because the teachers are across the street on the picket line. “We need to attract and retain highly qualified professionals to make sure that students are achieving a high quality education in the Millville community,” said Mark McDade with the Pennsylvania State Education Association. The teachers in this part of Columbia County went on […]

  • Chicago Team Draws Attention At Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — They’re the team that has the nation’s attention. The boys from Jackie Robinson West Little League, representing the great lakes region, are playing at the little league world series. “All the attention all the encouragement they’ve been getting, the enjoy that. This is something they will never, ever, forget about,” said Darold Butler, Great Lakes’ Coach. Great Lakes’ shortstop Ed Howard’s parents still have to pinch themselves every time they see their son in the infield. “He’s been […]

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    Pioneer Nights Helps Carbondale Shops

    CARBONDALE — A city in Lackawanna County is celebrating its past and looking to the future. Carbondale hosted the city’s annual pioneer nights parade down main street on Saturday and parade-goers said they all look forward to something different. For some of the longtime residents, they’re just thrilled to see the streets of Carbondale filled with people. That’s because city council has been working to revitalize downtown Carbondale for about 10 years. “We put a huge concentration on to bring […]

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    Deadly Hit and Run Suspect is Behind Bars

    MONTROSE — A man from Susquehanna County will spend 9 to 23 and a half months behind bars for a deadly hit and run. Roger Radakovich admits that he hit and killed Earl Youngs, 20, along Route 11 near great bend back in January and drove away. “Earl didn’t get what he deserves. He didn’t get even close to what I feel he deserves,” said Alyssa Wright, Earl Youngs’ Fiance. Radakovich’s Defense Attorney, Stephen Turel, said “I think it was […]


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