Born in Spokane, Washington, Jackie grew up traveling as her father was in the air-force. Okinawa, Japan, Kansas, Baltimore and New Jersey were the places she lived through childhood and College.
In 1991 while living in Wichita, Jackie’s house got hit by a tornado which sparked her interest in weather.
Jackie headed to Coppin State University where she received a full basketball scholarship and had a successful basketball career.
After college she headed back west to Spokane Washington, where she hosted successful radio shows at the TOP 40 and Hip Hop Stations at KXLY broadcast group and was also a weather anchor there. She also hosted , ” The Saturday Night Cinema” which aired on the local PBS.
Before coming to South Carolina, Jackie was the morning met at 44 news in Evansville, Indiana for over 3 years.
She is so happy to be in the south with all the friendly faces and warmer weather.