Jackie Lukas is News 12 Long Island's weekend anchor and a general assignment reporter. She joined the News 12 team in 2006 and has covered a wide range of breaking news, high-profile crimes and human interest stories. Jackie went undercover to expose underage drinking at local bars, busted a sex offender who was living at a daycare center, went live for hours reporting on the miracle on the Hudson and covered the deadly crane collapse in Manhattan.
Jackie started her career behind the scenes as a desk assistant at WABC-TV in New York City, working on the Eyewitness News morning show before landing a reporting job at WLNY TV 10/55 in Melville, where she also anchored a weekly update show.
A native Long Islander, Jackie attended Northport High School and then Dowling College, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Broadcast Communications. While at Dowling she played for the women's basketball team, going to the NCAA Division II tournament. Jackie has also taken graduate classes at NYIT's L.I. News Tonight.
When Jackie is not reporting, she loves to cook, read, work out and spend time with her family and friends.