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I am Jackie a Ferris State University grad. I spent my time at Ferris running on the varsity cross country and track team, Even though I am out of college I still am a crazy runner girl. I have done 5 marathons, and plan to do many more! I began my career in broadcast when I was 24 and interned at Free Beer and Hot Wings in the Morning. That is where I got the incredibly accurate nick name of "Jackie Man Voice" or "JMV." From there I worked weekends on GRD and Channel 957 for a while until I was moved up to nights. I hosted the nightly Rocktagon for 2 years before I was moved again to where I am today, midday's (10-3 M-F) I like to read more than anyone should, I am a musical theatre nut, I cosplay, dabble in pageants, and have a geek side a mile long. I am very active and I have a rare ability to go out and be crazy, and still get up hung over as all get up and go for my run... My favorite band ever is Shinedown I love them! Catch me stumbling around Grand Rapids at our many GRD concerts and events. Of course you can also hear me Monday through Friday, 10AM to 3PM on GRD!
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Secret Santa Time

Our office every Christmas holds a week of "Secret Santa" where we draw names out of a hat, and then surprise them with off the wall gifts all week. Now clearly I can't tell you who my secret Santa is because then he/she would know that I got them! BUT I can share with you the gifts I have been receiving this week... my Santa is elusive folks... very elusive.

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Michigan State University Fight Song in Christmas Lights

We've all seen the videos of houses that set up their Christmas lights to play to music, and it always looks incredibly cool.

Well, this one is even cooler than that! This family set their lights up to go along to the Michigan State University fight song!

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Jackie and Shaffee Crash a Holiday Party

Over the weekend, we had our company holiday party. And right next door, WOOD-TV8 was having its holiday party!

After Shaffee and I had pounded a few, we decided: Why not cross the hall over to new territory?

We were especially surprised to see the TV folks had karaoke at their party!

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Computer Programmer Teaches Homeless Man Coding [Video]

I came across this video on Facebook about a young computer programmer who encountered a homeless man that intrigued him.

According to the guy, he just couldn't get this man out of his head. So, he designed an offer for him.

The homeless man could either take $100 or a laptop computer, some books and meet daily with him to learn computer coding.

The homeless man did exactly what I assumed he wouldn't do: He took the laptop and training!

The story is awesome, if you ask me. And it left me feeling like a mega-bitch for stereotyping people I don't even know.

Check this out.

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Gal Gadot Cast As Wonder Woman In Upcoming Warner Bros Movie (Poll)

The internet has been buzzing about who will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel.  Well it's finally been announced that Gal Gadot, Israeli model and actress best known for her appearance in 3 of the Fast And The Furious films will be the new Wonder Woman.

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’88 Rosebowl Memorabilia Can Make You Money

My friend Leigh Ann Towne from Fox 17 stumbled upon something awesome!  You may remember 3-year-old Jackie and her Spartan Rosebowl sweatsuit back in 1988.  Well  Leigh Ann stumbled upon a Rosebowl Christmas ornament!  This little 5 dollar keep sake from the 80's though is in high demand!

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Jackie’s Cosplay – ‘The Punisher’

I first became familiar with "The Punisher" when the movie starring Tom Jane came out in 2004.

I was a senior in high school and went to go see it with a group of friends. The other girls in my group said it was OK, but I loved it! I ended up going again to see it with my dad, and then bought the DVD. I used to watch it in my dorm when I was pre-drinking with my college buddies!

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The Last Time MSU Went To The Rose Bowl

Michigan State has not traveled to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl in 25 years! This 25-year drought the team has had have made tickets at an all time high! The average for Rose Bowl tickets this year is like 900 dollars! That's an insane amount of money and it has nothing to do with what I am about to share. Just wanted to give you a little background on the Spartans.

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Catching a Sneak Peek of Jackie’s ‘Punisher’ Cosplay

Over the weekend, my sister (who is with DM Photography) visited. We decided to finally do my "Punisher" photo shoot.

My brother-in-law came along to be a prop. Well, he actually came because he had nothing to do and he also brought me guns to use -- and a sword and assorted knives.

Yes, he likes weapons apparently.

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Jackie Cast in Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids’ ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ Production

If you have been following me, you probably know I am a musical theater geek! I love the stage.

Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids recently had audtions for "'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," a rock musical about Jackson's presidency and his relationship with his wife Rachel.

If you aren't familiar with the show, think "Saturday Night Live" meets Green Day. That's the best description I can come up with.

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