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Jackalyn Kovac

Johnstown, Pa
Reporter, WEAR ABC 3
Covers:  courts, crime, general assignment, feature, breaking news

Reporter/Fill-in Anchor for @weartv since 2015 covering Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. #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 — 2,425 followers, 10,958 tweets

Jun 25, 2017

RT @weartv: Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa areas of Gulf Island National Seashore back open after storm:  http://bit.ly/2s5xRhY  #c3n

Jun 25, 2017

RT @ABC: From New York to Minnesota to Texas to California, skyscrapers, city halls, bridges lit up in honor of LGBT Pride…

Jun 25, 2017

RT @AshleyRuizWx: Best time to take pups out is this AM/eve. Sct'd storms psbl later. Protect their paws from HOT pavement! @weartv https://t.co/zHmFdlAwQm

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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