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 is an Emmy nominated journalist for her reporting in an investigative series. She has won an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Associated Press Award for her reporting in a news series. Jackie has also won a Deadline Club Award for her investigation into the Long Island Railroad. She has also won a New York Press Club award for best consumer reporting. She also won numerous Press Club of Long Island awards for deadline and non-deadline news.
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. Back in 2010, she investigated the LIRR and uncovered thousands of dollars being lost in unpunched train tickets.
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.
When Jackie is not reporting, she loves to cook, read, travel, and work out. Most of all, Jackie loves spending time with her husband, son Joseph and daughter Aubrey.