Digital Reporter and Content Producer
Jackie Vega is a staff member of the 2012 and 2011 winner for Best Online Special Content and 2010 winner for Best TV Website and Best Newscast as voted by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.
Jackie Vega delivers the ever-dazzling Digital Download segment for Emmy Award-winning morning show KXAN News Today and is also a Digital Content Producer for the award-winning KXAN.com. A proud product of the Rio Grande Valley, Jackie has called the Texas capital — and greater Austin area — her second home since 2004.
That’s when the opportunity to attend the University of Texas arose, and she’s bled orange ever since.
Jackie began at KXAN News as an intern in 2007, and she’s pursued a pioneering path since then to become a newsroom hybrid, of sorts, in her role as a Digital Reporter. Not only does she write, produce and report for the morning show, she is also a full-time Digital Content Producer for KXAN.com.
Jackie’s excited to play out a unique position in the Austin media market and digital sphere — one that seamlessly connects both television and online mediums.
Aside from bringing the must-see videos, trending topics and KXAN.com gems, Jackie loves some downtime and is a self-proclaimed homebody.
Still, the curious nature in her never rests, so crime TV is a favorite — though she admits reality shows are a guilty pleasure, too. There can never be too much Forensic Files, and let’s not forget her true love: Bravo TV (and *ahem* Andy Cohen).
She also loves spending time with family and friends and especially loves making memories with her fiancé and her favorite gentle giant — her Great Dane son, Zeus.
Funny thing about Jackie? She gets up dark and early during the week for a living, but she would not consider herself a “morning person.” Sleep is her friend.
Something Jackie lives by: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.”
Ultimately, as long as Jackie’s taught someone something — and as long as she’s learned along the way — she’ll be happy.
Jackie loves hearing about the things that truly make Austin weird, so shoot her an email! She’d love to hear your story!
Catch Jackie around 6:40 a.m. on weekdays! You won’t want to miss the daily hoots!