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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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    Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor

    POTTSVILLE — A jury in Schuylkill County heard opening statements in a murder trial Monday morning. The suspect is accused of shooting his neighbor of more than 30 years. The courtroom in Schuylkill County was packed for opening statements. Ronald Kozak, 67, of Shenandoah Heights, is facing first degree murder charges for the death of his neighbor Joseph Boris. Prosecutors say Kozak shot Boris in January all because of an ongoing dispute over a fence. Ronald Kozak entered the Schuylkill […]

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    Decking the Halls in Jim Thorpe

    JIM THORPE — A community in Carbon County is decking the halls and streets! “We’re getting prepared for the holiday season and we hope we have a great one, which we always do. Just hope the weather holds out,” said Gary Wagner, a vendor in Jim Thorpe. Jim Thorpe is in the middle of the borough’s Olde Time Christmas celebration. “You see the kids come out, drink their hot chocolates, eating, kids running around,” said Jaclyn Wagner, a vender in […]

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    Getting Ready To Ship Trees For Troops

    MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A tree farm in Carbon County has been helping military families celebrate the holidays for a decade. Workers at Yenser’s Tree Farm are getting ready to ship hundreds of trees for troops. It’s time for people to pick that perfect Christmas decoration for the holiday season. Yenser’s Tree Farm near Lehighton has been cutting down and wrapping trees, but many of these trees in Carbon County will be sent away as part of the Trees for Troops […]

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    Grant Money Helps School Security

    POTTSVILLE — The Pottsville Area School District will soon have more eyes on campus. The school has received grant money to add new security cameras to the campus in Schuylkill County. Pottsville Area was granted $25,000 from the state`s safe schools initiative, which is the highest amount awarded. “At one time surveillance cameras and things like that were a luxury, but in today’s world they’re a necessity,” said Maryellen Setlock, the grant writer for the school district. School officials said […]

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    New Business Set to Open in Schuylkill Mall

    NEW CASTLE TOWNSHIP — The Schuylkill Mall is getting a late Christmas gift. In January, a new business will move into a vacant store front inside the mall near Frackville. “This is going to be TruBridge, which is going to be a call center that services the business healthcare needs of the community,” said Elaine Maneval, the real estate manager at Schuylkill Mall. TruBridge managers said the new location will bring about 100 new jobs to Schuylkill County. Mall managers […]

  • Small Business Saturday Is Big Money Maker in Lackawanna County

    CLARKS SUMMIT — State Street in Clarks Summit is lined with small businesses and on Small Business Saturday shops in Lackawanna County were busy. The owner of Cloe and Company said not only did she see more customers than usual because of Small Business Saturday, but she said that the store was also packed on Black Friday. She didn’t expect that. “People were coming in and I was so honored, humbled, and impressed,” said Daonna Czarkowski, the owner of Chole […]


    Holiday Lights Shine in Nay Aug Park

    SCRANTON — Nay Aug park in Scranton is in the holiday spirit. For the 13th year, the Nay Aug Holiday Light Show is lighting up the park in Scranton. On Friday evening, Mayor Bill Courtright flipped the switch on just one of the 100 holiday displays you can check out. “It’s extremely popular. Extremely popular. I think all the children and adults enjoy it,” said Courtright. The city of Scranton ordered 10,000 new bulbs to light up some new displays […]

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    Game Commission: Two Teens Shot by Hunter in Schuylkill County

    TAMAQUA —  The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating a shooting near the Tamaqua Area High School on Tuesday. Officials believe two teens were shot with a .270 caliber hunting rifle around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police said it happened in a wooded area off of Green Street in the borough near Tamaqua Area High School. When our crews arrived officers with the game commission were seen talking with people including a man dressed in hunting gear. Authorities say a 54-year-old male hunter […]

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    Farmers Market In The Snow

    HOMETOWN — At the Hometown Farmers Market on Wednesday, shoppers said they’re glad vendors showed up, and vendors say snow isn’t going to stop their business. A few inches of snow didn’t stop people who shop at the farmers market in Hometown. The market which runs every Wednesday year round was open despite the storm for those shoppers who needed last minute Thanksgiving fixings. “Picking up a turkey! I got chased out of work. You gotta get there by one!” […]

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    Free Shopping Spree Helps Those in Need

    WEST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP — Families in need of a little help this holiday season are able to start their Christmas shopping a little early. The Grace Bible Church of Hawk Mountain near Orwigsburg hosted its annual Christmas giveaway on Tuesday. Members of the church in Schuylkill County collect donations all year for the event. “We save everything that is new or like new, save it and them have them come here and do all their Christmas shopping for free,” said […]

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    Stores, Road Crews Ready For Storm

    POTTSVILLE — The Pottsville Department of Public Works says they’re ready for the winter weather that is heading towards Pennsylvania. “We’ve got all of our trucks ready. We’ve got our plows on them, plenty of salt. We’ve got all 17 trucks. We’re ready to go,” said Pottsville parks foreman Tom Whitaker. With a snow storm coming on a day where many people hit the roads, officials in Schuylkill County say they have enough staff to clear the roads but it’s […]


    Businesses Damaged by Fire in Schuylkill County

    FRACKVILLE — One business was destroyed and several buildings were damaged by a fire in Schuylkill County. Fire crews in Frackville say a restaurant bar and at least three apartments were destroyed by fire. Officials believe the fire started at Amberdeen’s Fine Food and Beverages on North Lehigh Avenue, also known as Route 924. “When we arrived there was a lot of smoke pouring from the building where the fire originated,” said Goodwill Hose Company Asst. Chief Bill Lindenmuth. “Four […]


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