Jackie Labrecque joined the KATU team in June of 2015, bringing with her 10 years of experience in broadcast journalism.
Jackie moved to the Beaver state from the Buckeye state, after working as a weekend anchor and reporter in Dayton, Ohio.
Jackie covered her share of tornadoes and snowstorms in the Midwest, along with plenty of politics. With Ohio a battleground state in the 2012 presidential election, she covered both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's campaigns as the trail made many stops through southwest Ohio.
Before Ohio, Jackie worked as a reporter in the other Portland. In Maine, she covered the statehouse, harsh winters and spring storms from the coast to the mountains, and the public memorial of Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. Prior to her stint at WMTW in Portland, Jackie worked as a reporter for WLBZ in Bangor, Maine.
The New England native got her start in the business at WCVB in Boston as an assignment editor, after studying broadcast journalism at Emerson College. Jackie also holds a master's degree in Interactive Media from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.
Outside of work, Jackie and her family enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest. Jackie has a love of coffee, CrossFit and travel, especially visiting family back in New Hampshire. Jackie and her husband, Ryan, a Criminal Justice professor at Portland State University, have a son named Lewis who turned one in September 2015.