Jackie Albarella is an accomplished, and award-winning author, photographer, garden expert, and multi-platform storyteller from Buffalo, New York.

She has authored books on humor, gardening, women, and the restoration of Buffalo’s historical landmark, Hotel Lafayette. She also writes for national magazines including Garden Design, and Per Niente. She will launch her newest book (#6) in April, 2024.

Exhibitions of Jackie’s photography have been curated in galleries throughout New York State including one-woman shows at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Buffalo History Museum, the Buffalo/Niagara Crossroads Gallery, the Buffalo Airport, and the American Association of University Women House in Rochester, NY.

Her love of gardening has led Jackie to produce/host garden shows along with tours of renown gardens around the world, all of which have attracted audiences on television and online.

The wide-ranging documentaries she has produced, and which have been broadcast on ABC, USA, and PBS Networks, spotlight stories of homeless women and children, rights for the developmentally disabled, and the restoration of Buffalo’s historic, Hotel Lafayette.

Jackie is a member of the Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame. She is a winner of ten National Telly Awards, a National Association of Broadcasters, Award and Garden Writers Association Award of Excellence for Production.

She was presented the Cystic Fibrosis Hero of Hope Award by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of WNY for her dedicated work, and recognized by the City of Buffalo during the 2018 Women’s History Month for her contributions to Media and the Arts.

Jackie speaking at her induction ceremony for the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Jackie receiving the Hero of Hope Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of WNY