Jacqueline Lewandoski was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania. Her family resided in Duryea where she attended grade school with her brother. Jackie graduated from Seton Catholic High School in Pittston, and went to King s College in Wilkes-Barre where she earned a B.S. in Communications. She later a received a Master s Degree in Human Resources from the University of Scranton.

Jackie began her career in broadcasting working as a Master Control Operator at WVIA-TV in Plains. Shortly after, she was hired at WNEP-TV as a weekend camera operator. Then she took a position in the promotion department and became the Promotion Manager.

Jackie began working on the WNEP s Home and Backyard program in 1994. She and her husband David came up with the idea for the show. Jackie resigned from her Promotion Manager position in 2002 and currently works as an on air host for local programming at the station.

She enjoys gardening, reading, decorating and spending time with her family and friends. Jackie resides in Lackawanna County with her husband and son.


Recent Articles
  • Home & Backyard 2019 Lookback – Part 4

    We take a look back at some of the pictures our viewers captured for Picture Pefect.

  • Home & Backyard 2019 Lookback – Part 3

    Jackie takes a look back at some of the crafty stories we’ve done in 2019.  

  • Home & Backyard 2019 Lookback- Part 1

    We take a look back at some memorable cooking & baking stories from 2019.  

  • Home & Backyard Christmas 2019 – Part 2- (James Manning House Bed & Breakfast)

    Northeastern and central Pennsylvanian holiday traditions are a combination of many ethnic customs and celebrations.    Several of the special traditions first brought to Pennsylvania are now national staples of Christmas holiday celebrations.  Home and Backyard takes a look at some of the ties to Christmas that began right here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. The lyrics for the song Winter Wonderland were written by Richard Smith of Honesdale, PA. Paul Epsom visits The James Manning Bed and Breakfast just […]

  • Home & Backyard Christmas 2019 – Part 4 -(The Christmas Tree)

    Northeastern and central Pennsylvanian holiday traditions are a combination of many ethnic customs and celebrations.    Several of the special traditions first brought to Pennsylvania are now national staples of Christmas holiday celebrations.  Home and Backyard takes a look at some of the ties to Christmas that began right here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. No holiday home is complete without a Christmas Tree.  The Christmas Tree is a German tradition and is said to have its United States origin […]

  • Home & Backyard Christmas 2019- Part 3 -(Christkindl Market)

    Northeastern and central Pennsylvanian holiday traditions are a combination of many ethnic customs and celebrations.    Several of the special traditions first brought to Pennsylvania are now national staples of Christmas holiday celebrations.  Home and Backyard takes a look at some of the ties to Christmas that began right here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania.  Belsnickels at the Stamm House The Belsnickel  originated in the Palatinate.  When the German people immigrated to Pennsylvania, they brought their traditions with them. Belsnickel was […]

  • Home & Backyard Christmas 2019 -Part 1- (Lang’s Chocolates)

    Northeastern and central Pennsylvanian holiday traditions are a combination of many ethnic customs and celebrations.    Several of the special traditions first brought to Pennsylvania are now national staples of Christmas holiday celebrations.  Home and Backyard takes a look at some of the ties to Christmas that began right here in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. We Three King’s is a classic Christmas song  written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. a clergyman, who at one point during his life, was a […]

  • Pine Cone and Buffalo Plaid Decorative Tree

    Keith Phelps of Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps shares his step by step instructions for creating a beautiful tree decoration with pine cones and buffalo plaid ribbon, which can be displayed throughout the winter season.

  • Adorable and Easy to Make Ornaments

    We visit Creative Sisters to learn how to create adorable hand-crafted ornaments.  See how to make  a miniature winter scene using a cookie cutter, an angel with popsicle sticks and snowman from parts of a branch.  These ornaments are perfect for children and adults to make.

  • Holiday Cheer at Hopping Eagle Brewery

    Paul visits Hopping Eagle Brewery.  They are a nano brewery located in Hawley, PA, within the historical Hawley Silk Mill.  They offer great beers that can be found yearly on tap, as well as unique, seasonal rotating beers.  Paul samples some of their finest brews.

  • Kitchen Tip: Removing Stains Coffee Stains from Mugs

    Are your coffee cups are stained from coffee?  Christina Hitchcock of It is a Keeper has an easy tip for getting rid of the brown stains to make the cup look new again.

  • Winter Weather Gardening

    Paul has many tips for your winter gardening.  Paul shows you what to do to protect your young trees in the winter months. If you are looking for long life battery care for your electric garden tools, Paul has the perfect solutions.

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