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Jackalyn Kovac

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

Crime Prevention Coordinator @SRSheriffFL, Auntie 👶🏻💙, @MaryKay IBC, Freelance Reporter, #Pittsburgh Native 🐧🏒, @WaynesburgU alumna 👩🏼‍🎓

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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 — 2,461 followers, 11,413 tweets

Oct 20, 2017

I’m not on the show this week because I’m in Orlando but check out the latest episode tonight at 6:30p!  https://twitter.com/srsherifffl/status/921389517885661184 

Oct 16, 2017

RT @SRSheriffFL: Who would do such a thing? Please call the Santa Rosa County Crime Stoppers Program . A reward if being offered...  http://fb.me/97dO6VgMS 

Oct 15, 2017

I’m working in Orlando this week. And I already got @ChipotleTweets before I checked into the hotel. I think I’ll survive...

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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