Jackie Ward is a two-time Emmy nominated reporter who recently moved to the Bay Area from Portland, Maine. Jackie was born and raised just outside of Boston, MA where her passion for telling informative, compelling stories began to flourish. This desire to share engaging stories and keep people up to date with the news and events in their community motivated Jackie to pursue a degree in Journalism with a concentration in Broadcast from Boston University.
After obtaining her degree, Jackie started her broadcast career in Bangor, Maine at WLBZ 2 as a Multimedia Journalist. After a year and a half in Downeast Maine, she moved a few hours south to Portland, Maine where she worked at WCSH 6 as a morning anchor and multimedia journalist for four years.
One of Jackie’s biggest accomplishments during her time in Maine was producing a six-part series called “Why We Run” – a collection of profiles that focused on six individuals who were running the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. As a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon team herself, Jackie helped raise more than $16,000 for cancer research. In addition to crossing the finish line, this experience earned Jackie an Emmy nomination.
Outside of the world of TV news, Jackie loves spending time with her family, taking her dog on runs, and cheering for her New England Patriots!
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This year there will be a new orientation program at University of San Francisco that is only for black students.
An Oakland family is facing deportation in a matter of days after years of trying to obtain legal immigration status.
Friends are making new efforts Wednesday to solve the murder of a prominent Bay Area attorney who was shot on his front porch nine months ago.
South Bay families who lost everything in the February flooding that did extensive damage in a San Jose neighborhood on Thursday said it’s time for those responsible to pay up.
Several Bay Area airport screeners have plead guilty to taking bribes and some fear this could be just the tip of the iceberg.
VIDEO: This season marks the 50th anniversary of that legendary “Summer of Love,” when throngs of American youth descended on San Francisco to join a cultural revolution…
The Cleveland Cavaliers touched down in Dubs territory Tuesday ahead of Thursday Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
The first lawsuit in connection with the deadly West Oakland apartment fire that left four people dead in late March was filed Wednesday morning.
VIDEO: Jackie Ward reports on Tony Tantillo marking a quarter century of working in television as a food expert
Mayor Libby Schaaf wants to be the first two-term mayor of Oakland since Jerry Brown. On Tuesday, KPIX 5 talked to her about the results of an exclusive Survey USA poll on what worries voters the most.