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Jackie Schafer
Worked at WTAE Channel 4 Action News
Attended West Virginia University
Lives in Pittsburgh
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A little #vine  action from last night's amazing #Pirates #playoff victory
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It's real!  The #Pirates are in the #postseason !!  Here's a little playoff love being sprayed onto the field at #PNCPark  
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My exclusive interview with Garrett Webster, son of late #Steelers Center Mike Webster, after learning that his family would be cut from landmark $765M NFL #concussion settlement: VIDEO
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A tough goodbye to the Jeanette 2-year-old who was best man at his parents wedding.  The story made national headlines.  Here's how his community said goodbye:  VIDEO
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So proud to be a part of this amazing primetime special: Chronicle -- Concussions and Our Kids.  Find each piece on our website here:  http://on.wtae.com/19hcRjo
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Cool day at #WTAE !  Got to be on the field as they were painting the postseason logo on the field at #PNCPark   #LetsGoBuccos  
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Fellow sinus sufferers, I know you feel me on this one!  My story on #allergies plaguing lots of people in #Pittsburgh: VIDEO
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WTAE Morning Anchor Kelly Frey helps raise awareness for conductive education at 4th annual Steps to Independence 5K Run/Walk: VIDEO
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Local family hosts 2nd annual softball tournament in honor of their children who were killed by gun violence in two totally separate incidents: VIDEO
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WTAE Weekend Morning Anchor
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  • WTAE Channel 4 Action News
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Jackie Schafer joined WTAE Channel 4 Action News in April 2013 as the Weekend Morning Anchor and Reporter.  Schafer grew up in Elizabeth and is a proud graduate of West Virginia University’s P. I. Reed School of Journalism where she graduated with honors, was the main anchor of WVU NEWS, was awarded the “Most Promising Journalist Award” and placed twice in the national William Randolph Hearst Journalism Competition.  She attended WVU on a four-year Dance scholarship with the university’s dance company, Orchesis, and earned a minor in Theater & Dance.

Schafer’s television news career started as an intern at WTAE.  She started working as a reporter for WTOV in Steubenville, Ohio, before graduating from college, but was quickly promoted to anchor the weekly evening newscasts.  Her reporting took her 900 feet below the surface into a coal mine, 26,000 feet into the air with the Ohio National Guard and even to the sidelines of NFL games. 

Continuing her career in her hometown of Pittsburgh has always been her goal and she couldn’t be happier to be back in the WTAE newsroom!

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