Jackie has been a part of the KAMR Local 4 Newsroom since beginning her career here as the Today in Amarillo Anchor in 2009. She then joined Andy Justus on the evening news desk in 2011. In addition to anchoring in the evenings, and the High Plains’ only local political show, Politics Today. Jackie also appears on Studio 4, and serves as newsroom Executive Producer.
Jackie has served a number of local non-profits, including the United Way, Snack Pak 4 Kids, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and Friends of the Amarillo Zoo.
She currently serves on the board of directors for the High Plains Food Bank and the Amarillo Area Foundation.
A 2009 Broadcasting graduate, she returned to her alma mater West Texas A&M University to teach broadcasting classes in Spring 2018, and earned her master’s degree in Communication from there in 2023.
Jackie’s career was recognized by her alma mater, West Texas A&M University’s Communications Department with the “Rising Star” award in 2015. She was also recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains with the “Discover” Award in 2016. Her accolades include the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce’s Top 20 Under 40 Award in 2019.
Jackie is married to the love of her life, Lytton St. Stephen.