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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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.
Students in Oakland on Wednesday were speaking out about an AC Transit plan that could cut bus routes they use to get to their schools in the Oakland hills.
Residents near San Francisco’s popular Dolores Park are losing patience with inconsiderate crowds of people who continue descending on the park on weekends and leaving behind a monumental mess.
A Bay Area lawmaker has introduced a new bill that would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, essentially legalizing the so-called rolling “California stop” for bicyclists.
South Bay lawmakers and business leaders on Monday were pushing Governor Jerry Brown for major funding to fix potholes in San Jose.
An East Bay composting facility has been ordered to stop taking any more green waste shipments at until it gets the smell under control.
Middle-class families with students in the University of California system were bracing for a major letdown as the UC Board of Regents met Wednesday to discuss a proposed tuition hike.
In Golden Gate Park, dozens of trees have been marked with red tape after being damaged or weakened by the recent storms passing through the Bay Area.
Artists appealed to Bay Area city leaders Wednesday as concerns over warehouse evictions and safety continued to rise in the wake of the deadly Oakland Ghost Ship fire.