Traffic reporter Jackie Zabielski


Twitter:  @JackieTraffic


Birthplace: Long Island, New York. Born and raised!

Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism from Stony Brook University

Current Position/Job Duties: Morning traffic reporter, bringing you the best ways to get you where you are going.

Previous Work Experience: I was the traffic and entertainment reporter at FiOS 1 News Long Island and New Jersey. Prior to that, morning traffic reporter at News 12 The Bronx/Brooklyn. I started in TV as a feature/entertainment reporter for Neighborhood Journal on Long Island when I was 18.

Joined NewsChannel 5: December 2012

Role Model: My mom

Favorite Sports Team(s): New York Mets, Stony Brook Seawolves

Favorite Music: I’m a New York girl that loves country music. Go figure.

Favorite Movie: Say Anything, A Lot Like Love

Favorite Foods: Mexican food, movie theater popcorn and chocolate-covered pretzels.

Family: My parents and twin sisters live in New York. My family is very close, and I try to see them (even if it’s just on Skype) as much as possible.

Hobbies & Interests: Traveling, cooking, jogging, reading, listening to podcasts, tweeting, facebooking and instagramming. Going to concerts, seeing movies (especially midnight releases), checking out new restaurants and of course, spending time with family and friends.

Something most people don't know about me: I wholeheartedly believe in horoscopes and check mine daily. Also, I’ve been to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the London Tower, El Duomo and the Empire State Building.

You're most likely to see me around town at: Trying out all the amazing restaurants Cleveland has to offer. Or shopping, I’m a bit of a shopaholic.

On the weekends I love to: Sleep in, relax, brunch and shop.

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