Jackie Ward


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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A vendor weighs buds for card-carrying medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, or Independence Day, in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014 where organizer's of the 3-day event plan to showcase high quality cannabis from growers and vendors throughout the state. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/14/2017

Celestino Almeda (C), Filipino veteran representing the Philippine Commonwealth Army, arrives at a Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony October 25, 2017 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Filipino World War II veterans who fought for the U.S. won their long battle for national recognition on Wednesday, receiving the Congressional Gold Medal over seven decades after their service.


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KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–10/10/2017

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Justin Herman Plaza. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisors Want To Rename Justin Herman Plaza

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KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/19/2017

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A San Francisco woman found dead at the side of a remote rural in Byron has been identified by authorities as the investigation into her homicide continues.


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KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/15/2017

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An Oakland family is facing deportation in a matter of days after years of trying to obtain legal immigration status.


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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.




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