Jackie Orozco joined the Local 24 News family in September 2010. This Chicagoan is excited to call Memphis her new home.
Before Jackie moved to the Mid-South she was a weekend anchor/weather forecaster and news reporter for KIVI-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boise, Idaho. She also presented the weather and news in Spanish for Mexicanal, part of KIVI-TV.
While in Boise, Jackie covered an array of stories from the growing popularity of the Broncos football team to the immigration debate where senators were trying to pass a law to punish businesses that hired undocumented immigrants.
Jackie began her television news career in Austin, Minnesota, also known as Spam town USA. She was a reporter and weekend anchor for the ABC affiliate KAAL-TV.
Jackie is a proud Illini and graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish. During her college years she interned in Washington D.C. with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the International Broadcast Bureau where she met former President Bill Clinton. She also worked as a news assistant at WGN Radio in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
Jackie was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, but is a Cubs fan. But her hometown loyalty requires her to cheer for all Chicago teams. She’s excited to explore Memphis especially all the great places for barbeque and live music. On her time off she enjoys running, cooking, and keeping in touch with family.