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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SF Parks Department Warns About Weakened Trees After Storms

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 Petition Bay Area Leaders For Help Preventing Evictions

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.


Family Sues Oakland Over Teen’s Death From Falling Tree Branch

The family of an East Bay teenager is filing a wrongful death suit against the city of Oakland a year after he killed by a falling tree limb near Lake Merritt.


Bay Area Trans Community Shaken By Ghost Ship Fire Loss

Three of the Ghost Ship fire victims have been identified as beloved members of the Bay Area’s trans community.


Promising Antioch Football Star Plans His Future

A Bay Area athlete considered to be the number one college football recruit in the country is already setting his sights on a college career.


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San Francisco Vigilante Bike Barrier Brings Big Safety Improvements

Cyclists tired of waiting for the city to make safety improvements in San Francisco constructed their own vigilante bike barrier.


Shocking Sexual Harassment Case Rocks Chinatown Fire Station

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White is coming down hard on firefighters accused of harassing a female co-worker at a fire station in Chinatown.


E-40 Makes Generous Gift To His Vallejo Middle School

A Bay Area rap star on Tuesday made the start of the school year a little brighter for students at his Vallejo alma mater.


Woman Accused Of Cyberstalking Kardashians Assigned Public Defender

A Bay Area woman accused of cyberstalking Kris Jenner and other members of the Kardashian family returned to court Monday to be assigned a public defender.


Bay Area Woman Fatally Shot In Texas Was Visiting Fiancée’s Family

Police in Austin, Texas, said the Bay Area woman who was shot and killed in a popular downtown district over the weekend was likely not the intended target.


Microsoft Email Encourages Interns To ‘Get Lit’ At Tech Mixer

An internal, Microsoft email that encouraged interns to “get lit” is sparking a bit of a backlash.


State Lawmakers Debate Proposed Gun Control Bills

The State Senate Committee on Public Safety reviewed five bills on guns Tuesday, with one proposed law focusing on limiting the purchase of long guns to one firearm per month per person.


Father Sought In Vallejo House Fire That Killed 5-Year-Old Son

Authorities in Vallejo on Monday identified a homicide suspect in connection with a fatal weekend fire at a home that left a young boy dead.


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Hidden Microphones Exposed As Part of Government Surveillance Program In The Bay Area

A clandestine government surveillance program that has been operating around the Bay Area is being exposed.


Lucky Oakland Teen Gets Tickets To Warriors’ Season Closer From Draymond Green

An Oakland teenager is looking forward to attending Wednesday night’s historic Warriors game at Oracle Arena thanks to the generosity of Golden State star Draymond Green.


Parents Pull Kids From San Ramon Middle School’s LGBTQ Lesson Plan

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Bay Crabbing Season Still On Hold As Fishermen Await Quality Testing

After months of delay, Bay Area crab fishermen on Friday were finally allowed to set their traps off the coast. But other issues are leading those fishermen to stay on shore rather than rushing out to make up for lost time.


Driver Error Cited In Horrific Union Square Tour Bus Crash

San Francisco police officials announced Wednesday that they have cited the tour bus driver in the frightening Union Square crash last November for “unsafe speed.”