Jackie came to WBBM after years spent covering local TV and radio news in Northwest Indiana and the south suburbs, where she developed an interest in covering politics. Jackie is honing those skills as a participant in The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series. Jackie is among 20 women from Indiana selected for the national leadership program which trains women to serve in government and political positions.
Jackie works the night/weekend shift at NewsRadio 780 when there’s always something happening. Jackie was on-air as the last Presidential race was being decided, when the tsunami struck, when Hurricane Katrina reached landfall, and when a jet veered off the runway at Midway Airport in a blizzard, killing a young boy. Jackie won an award for team coverage of the LaSalle Bank fire.
Jackie’s favorite interview was with Bob Newhart at the dedication of his sculpture downtown. When Jackie asked for his best TV advice, he said to “get a second opinion.”
When not on-air, Jackie makes corporate videos, and is helping her dad finish a book on Lee Harvey Oswald. Check it out at TheMissingChapter.com.
Northwest Indiana businessman Jeff Ake went to Iraq in 2005 and never came back. The LaPorte, Indiana business owner was taken hostage on April 11, 2005, while installing equipment at a water bottling plant near Baghdad.
Some big names in Hollywood have teamed up to make a documentary about the life of Pulitzer-prize winning film critic Roger Ebert.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are warning South Side residents about a gunman who has been going around in a mask inspired by the movie “Scream.” As WBBM Newsradio’s Jackie Swike reports, police say a young […]
An Adler Planetarium astronomer who said he’d go to Mars “in a heartbeat,” said he’s thrilled by what the rover Curiosity might find on the red planet.
A 6-year-old girl was struck by a police squad car that was responding to a shooting Saturday evening in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.