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Jackalyn Kovac

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

Crime Prevention Coordinator @SRSheriffFL, #Pittsburgh Native 🐧🏒, @WaynesburgU alumna, @MaryKay IBC, Auntie 💙

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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...

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@JackalynKovac — 2,458 followers, 11,111 tweets

Aug 21, 2017

RT @NASA: First glimpse of #SolarEclipse2017 totality in Oregon! Take a look here and watch our live stream for more:…

Aug 21, 2017

In honor of HS football starting, here is a look back at a reason why I choose to be in front of the camera.......  http://fb.me/5Ykh7EvEL 

Aug 20, 2017

RT @CBSPittsburgh: LATEST: U.S. Navy says 10 sailors are missing, five injured after USS John S. McCain collided with merchant ship:  http://cbsloc.al/2x4m0zo 

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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