Jackie Albarella

web photoFor more than thirty years, Jackie Albarella has produced innovative, award winning content across a broad range of media. Her documentaries on subjects such as Homeless Women & Children, and the Restoration of the Hotel Lafayette, have been broadcast on a variety of networks including ABC and USA Networks.

Jackie started in the theater, and her love of comedy has evolved from stand -up comedienne to her book, “Hot Happens”, an ode to women who through thick and thin, hot and cold, still keep their sense of humor.


Heather Ly and Jackie on the set of WGRZ-TV’s Daybreak Saturday, where Jackie gives garden advice each week.

As a television host, and garden author, Jackie has reported from great gardens all over the world including London’s Royal Botanic Garden, Jefferson’s Monticello, and the New York Botanic Garden. She can currently be seen on WGRZ –TV, NBC, Buffalo, NY., and her most recent how-to book, is “Dirty Tricks in the Garden” .

An accomplished photographer, Jackie’s work is in many private collections and has been exhibited at galleries throughout New York including a one- woman show at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Winner of national awards for television and writing, Albarella’s work also includes developing and creating technology-based educational programs for young people. These projects range from building and operating a student- run radio station, to student entrepreneur camps.

Jackie has been an Artist in Residence in many urban, suburban and rural schools, and she currently teaches Digital Media at the Harkness Career & Technical Center in Buffalo, NY.  Teaching in cutting edge classroom, Jackie helps prepare the next generation of Media Professionals.

Jackie is a very committed community member, serving on several boards, and is a co-founder of the Artists/Veterans Art Collaborative, which uses art making to help returning Veterans transition back home.