Meet the 2018-2019 Facilitator Cohorts

Jackie Koppell

Greater LA Cohort

Jackie Koppell is the creator and writer of the smart comedy YouTube channel & Facebook page, NewsyNews. Her content has been featured on Upworthy, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, The Advocate, Crooks & Liars and many more platforms. She’s studied extensively with Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City and was listed as one of the Top 5 Most Crushworthy Female Political Comedians with Sarah Silverman, Samantha Bee, Janeane Garofalo & Natasha Leggero. Jackie is the former Head of Talent at AwesomenessTV and has deep roots in the digital content and production worlds. She has attended and covered both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions for the past two presidential cycles and continues to be involved in politics daily. This summer, Jackie’s essay on her family’s immigration history was featured in the bestselling non-partisan book, “Journeys: An American Story.” Jackie hails from The Bronx, New York and graduated from Cornell University with a BA in History and a Concentration in Law & Society.


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