Jaclyn grew up in a small town near Windsor, Ontario. This is where she would spend hot summer nights watching thunderstorms with threats of tornadoes.
Developing a love of music at a young age, Jaclyn began piano lessons at six years old and singing lessons at thirteen. She went on to perform in local musical theatre productions.
After studying Musical Theatre at the University of Windsor, Jaclyn performed at Deerhurst Resort, recorded two independent albums and toured Europe performing "Grease", in which she played the role of Sandy.
Ready for a new challenge, Jaclyn moved into the world of media. She started working with Rogers TV in Barrie, Ontario as the host of "Restaurantours", and was co-host of "Daytime" before discovering that her true passion is weather.
Jaclyn is currently a third year student at the Mississippi State University where she is studying Broadcast/Operational Meteorology. She completed a weather internship at City TV Toronto in 2010, and then worked as Weather Anchor for Global TV Regina, Saskatchewan. While there, Jaclyn experienced her first storm chase, following three tornadoes in the U.S. This included witnessing and reporting nationally on the destruction in Joplin, Missouri in May 2011. Moving east, Jaclyn took on the Weather Anchor role at Global Toronto. She is now very pleased to be with The Weather Network, Canada's top source for weather.
Jaclyn enjoys running, cooking and gardening in her spare time. She also has taken part in numerous charities over the years.