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Jackie Roberts

Jackie Roberts is a multi-skilled journalist at Channel 2 News in Buffalo, NY.
Credit: WGRZ

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jackie Roberts is a multi-skilled journalist at Channel 2 News in Buffalo, NY.

Jackie is a Hamburg, NY native and a proud graduate of St. Bonaventure University’s Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

She comes to WGRZ from WJET in Erie, Pennsylvania. Jackie served as the station’s county government and courthouse reporter.  

During that time, she made a name for herself by following the priest abuse scandal in the Catholic Diocese of Erie, from the beginning of the investigation into local priests to the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report.

For more than a year she followed the case of Christopher LeClair, a man convicted of murdering his wife, who was found in Lake Erie near Dunkirk, New York after being shot in the head and tied to an anchor.

Her coverage was featured across several news outlets nationwide.

Despite her interest in hard news, Jackie also enjoys an opportunity to let viewers in.

One of her favorite stories involved traveling to Twinsburg, Ohio to cover the Twins Days Festival, with a special guest – her identical twin sister Jenna.

Outside of the newsroom, Jackie spent many hours serving on the Board of Directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Erie and Crawford County, a cause extremely close to her heart.

Prior to working in Erie, Jackie was behind the scenes at another station in Buffalo for nearly a year.

After two years away, she is thrilled to be returning to the city she calls home.

Jackie loves a story that showcases the good being done in our community and the people who make a difference every day.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, Jackie can be reached at Jackie.roberts@wgrz.com