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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Crissy Field Avenue is shut down for construction. Crews are converting it into multi-use trail that will no longer allow cars, reshaping a popular part of the Presidio.
A West Contra Costa detention center has gotten attention because it’s become a holding facility for undocumented immigrants. It’s a practice that KPIX 5 reporter Jackie Ward explains “is about to end.”
People living in the RVs at the Berkeley Marina are standing their ground after once again being served eviction notices. Now they have their own demands for the city.
A dog locked in a backyard cage in Stockton was surrounded by fire that was consuming the house until a firefighter stumbled across the dog and rescued it in an effort captured on video.
Reaction against the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump travel ban Tuesday was strong in the Bay Area and across California.
Amid the weekend-long celebration of San Francisco Pride, a Bay Area favorite will entertain the crowds – Grammy-nominated artist Kehlani will perform Saturday night at the “Wild Things Queer Pride Party” in San Francisco.
While humane society workers are used to putting animals up for adoption, on Friday the branch of the organization in San Mateo County had an unusual potential pet.
Some nurses at SF General on Tuesday were pushing to remove Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s name from the facility.
Officials in San Francisco on Tuesday slammed the brakes on electric scooter companies trying to swerve around the rules.
With as many as 15,000 people expected to visit Golden Gate Park on Friday to celebrate the first 4/20 since marijuana became legal in California, city officials are planning on how to deal with the massive crowds.
A self-driving car was slapped with a ticket after police said it got too close to a pedestrian on a San Francisco street.
With an important American Dream Act deadline fast approaching, a Bay Area sanctuary college wants to make sure its students are aware.
After a decade of planning and proposals, the San Francisco Giants’ massive new waterfront development near AT&T Park got the go-ahead from City Hall.
Oakland’s Public Safety Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night on a resolution to stop what City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan calls “collusion” between the Oakland Police Department and ICE.
Ushered in by an honor guard of police officers and sheriff’s deputies, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee entered City Hall for the last time early Friday morning.
A volunteer in San Francisco is helping homeless people get back on their feet and get back their dignity by providing clean them toilet facilities.
Residents in a San Francisco neighborhood are banding together to fight package thieves.
San Francisco will not have a regulatory framework in place by January 1st, when recreational marijuana becomes legal.
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.
Sonoma and Napa health officials are expressing concerns that all the ash from burned homes and cars have created a dangerous toxic mess that first responders and the communities will be dealing with for many years to come.
Wildfires left two hospitals in Santa Rosa out of commission Tuesday after patients were whisked to safety in the middle of the night.
An art installation that pays touching tribute to the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire is almost ready to make its public debut after months in the making.
Changes could be coming to a San Francisco landmark.
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.
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.
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.