2011 Inductee

Jacquie Walker is the only woman in Buffalo broadcasting history who has achieved the milestone of anchoring at one television station for 28 years. Working as a church organist throughout college, Jacquie graduated from Michigan State University in Advertising Management and completed additional communications coursework at Columbia College. She anchored in both Rochester, NY and Springfield, IL before coming to “News 4” in 1983. Jacquie’s award-winning coverage and anchoring of the 5, 6, and 11pm newscasts has won her two national Edward R. Murrow awards for the coverage of the Continental Connection Flight 3407 crash. She also earned ten Emmy nominations, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Communications, and numerous journalism awards from the Associated Press, NYS Broadcasters Association, United Press International, and many other groups.

Deeply involved in the community, Jacquie donates her time to countless charitable organizations including Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Hospice Buffalo, March of Dimes, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and the National Conference for Community and Justice. The American Association of University Women donated two $5,000 scholarships in her name to honor her community work.

Jacquie has truly done it all, from reporting at the scene of the bombing at the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, to interviewing State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns after sentencing the Bike Path Killer, to covering fans at four Buffalo Bills’ Super Bowls. When Jacquie is not working, she is a very proud wife and a mother of two sons, a senior at the University of Rochester and junior at Georgetown University Law Center.

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