Today will be the last day you will see long-time news anchor Jackie Walker behind the news desk on Channel 4.

Last month, Walker announced she would be leaving the anchor desk at Channe 4 after 40 years.

Tonight's 6 pm newscast will be the final newscast for Walker before she steps away from daily anchoring duties. She won't be leaving the station completely. According to the post on "X", formerly Twitter, Walker will still conduct interviews, host special projects, and work on community activities.


She has won several Emmys during her career and was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2011.

Walker joined WIVB in 1983 after spending time working in television in Rochester, New York, and Springfield, Illinois.


Besides Emmys, Walker won numerous other awards during her distinguished career. Some of those include:

2023 RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award – Best Newscast, “Snowvember 2.0” – Nov. 18, 2022, 5 pm (Anchor)

2021 New York State Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame Induction

2018 Silver Circle Award presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter, for significant contributions to the television industry and the community.

2015 ‘Woman of Distinction’ Award presented by Girl Scouts of Western New York

2014 Business First Power 250: Named One of the Most Influential People in Western New York

2011 Buffalo Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame Induction

2010 Woman of Achievement Award presented by the American Association of University Women, Buffalo Branch

1999 “Service to Mankind” Award from the Leukemia Society of America

1997 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Communications

1996 Humanitarian of the Year by the NY State Junior Chamber of Commerce

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