Jackie Ward is an Emmy-award winning reporter who began working for KPIX 5 in October 2015. She is originally from New England and was born and raised just outside of Boston.
A desire to share engaging stories and keep people up to date with what was happening 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 2016, Jackie earned an Emmy as part of KPIX 5’s Super Bowl 50 coverage and has been nominated two other times for her work.
Outside of the world of TV news, Jackie loves spending time with her wife and son, traveling, and taking her dog to the beach.