Jacquie Slater is an award-winning journalist who joined the CBS 6 team in July of 2022 and has been anchoring/reporting in the Capital Region since 2018. Originally from Connecticut, Jacquie’s broadcast journalism career has included stations in Florida, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Alaska!
Some of her most notable work includes being one of the first reporters on scene on the day of the Sandy Hook school shooting, spending two weeks on the road covering wildfires in Alaska, staying overnight on the USS Slater as it made its way up the Hudson after undergoing repairs in Staten Island, being her station’s lead reporter on the opioid/heroine crisis in CT, and heading up coverage of Vets Rock at Mohegan Sun for three years in a row. (She repelled down the side of Mohegan Sun for a story in 2017 – that’s 31 stories!) A passionate storyteller, her favorite part about being a journalist is the people she meets along the way.
In 2020, Jacquie won the New York State Broadcaster’s Association Excellence in Broadcasting Award, Outstanding Hard News Story, for her coverage of a ride-a-long with a young black officer in Albany on what turned out to be a very violent night with 5 shootings in the city. In 2021, Jacquie was given the Seven Seals Award for her continued support and storytelling involving the National Guard and Reserve.
When not at the anchor desk or out in the field, Jacquie can be found with her 4 kids and their dog, Elliott, at their home in Washington County. She enjoys traveling, time with family and good friends, cooking, has performed stand-up at Dangerfield’s, Stand Up NY, and Caroline’s on Broadway in NYC, and used to work in interior design before getting into news.