Longtime Channel 3 CNYCentral television news anchor Jackie Robinson has been selected to be inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame for 2012. Admission into the Hall of Fame is the associations highest honor.
Past honorees included Walter Cronkite, Barbara Walters, Charles Osgood, William S. Paley and longtime Channel 3 general manager E.R. "Curly" Vadeboncoeur. Jackie will be honored at a cocktail reception in New York City on November 1st. The evening includes a video highlight reel of her career. She will also give an acceptance speech.
Jackie has spent her entire career at Channel 3. She started as a newsroom secretary while still attending Cicero High School. She continued to work at the station while attending Syracuse University. Upon graduation she started as a reporter and over the years added anchoring duties. She has been a weeknight primary anchor on NBC 3 for more than 20 years. She has received multiple awards and honors along the way.
CNYCentral and NBC 3 viewers are reacting warmly to the news Jackie has made the Hall of Fame. "Congrats Jackie---wonderful job," said Paula Andrews on the CNYCentral Facebook page. "Very well deserved," said Jodi Sherry.
Upon hearing the news of her upcoming induction and the comments from viewers who have watched her for years Jackie said, "Thanks so much for all the well wishes and kind words. I work with the most talented people in the business. None of it would be possible without the entire team and our loyal viewers. You guys are the best. Thanks."