Jacklyn Thrapp was born in Arvada, CO and joins NewsChannel 5 as an executive producer.
She got a head start in the broadcasting biz at a young age studying TV/video production at Warren Tech Occupational School while she was in high school. During her time there she won back-to-back titles for the 2009 and 2010 SkillsUSA State Competition (for broadcast news). Warren Tech awarded her the 2010 P.R.I.D.E. Award plus in 2010 her directing received a Daffy Award for Best Public Service Announcement.
After high school, she attended The Ohio Center for Broadcasting. While there, she was a promotions intern at Denver's country station, KYGO, on-air talent for a rock station called milehighunderground.com and producer for Dave Otto in the Morning, a syndicated radio show based in Denver.
After graduating the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, she became a reporter for NTV News (the ABC affiliate in central Nebraska).
She credits her mom for giving her the gift of creativity, her dad for giving her focus and her grandma for giving Jacklyn her sense of style. In her free time you can catch her watching Mob Wives, attempting to jog, singing in the aisles of City Market or bargain shopping.
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