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Jackalyn Kovac

Johnstown, Pa
Covers:  courts, crime, general assignment, feature, breaking news

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Jackalyn is a Multimedia Journalist at WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pa. She has been working as a evening and weekend reporter since December 2013.

She spent two years working as a news producer at an NBC affiliate in Ohio before moving to Cambria County.

Jackalyn grew up in a small town just west of...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I started off as the 5pm producer for a NBC affiliate in Ohio.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It's allowing viewers to get information directly from reporters as it's happening, but also adding more pressure to be faster but accurate