Jackie Fernandez

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Jackie Fernandez is Co-Host of The Good Morning Show on WFMY-News 2.  

Jackie has a central role in a fresh version of GMS, the longest running local morning news program in the nation. News and newsmakers, issues and entertainment, Jackie covers it all and hosts a morning program that has separated itself from the others. Jackie puts the "good morning" in GMS with her genuine smile, fun spirit and heart for the Triad. She's proud to call North Carolina home after living in New York City and Los Angeles. Before joining WFMY-News 2 in 2012, Jackie was a feature reporter for ABC News' World News Now. At ABC, she reported on a variety of topics ranging from breaking news to Hollywood. Previously, she worked as a correspondent for New America Media and covered both the 2008 Presidential Inauguration and Democratic National Convention. Jackie also worked as a print reporter for The Filipino Express, covering the Philippine President's visit to America.

When she's not in the newsroom, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has found all things BBQ and North Carolina really do make for a great new home.


Q&A with Jackie Fernandez

If you weren't on television news, what would you do for a living?

When I was younger I would've said magazine editor. It was always a dream of mine to work for Seventeen Magazine. I always appreciated the positive message they sent young girls about self acceptance and respect. Now, I could see myself doing something in the tech world. I would love to work for Google or Facebook. I like how they want a staff of people from all different realms of life, and the work environment they've created is just incredible. I mean, who doesn't like free food and paid nap time? 

What's your favorite food?

Anything fried and full of sugar! 

Where is your favorite place to visit?

Paris, France. 

Do you have any pets?

I have one pug named Buckey. He makes the funniest noises and has the cutest face. You might not think this about a pug, but he's really fast. When I walk him, people often say, it looks like he's walking me!

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