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Happy birthday, Jackie

Jackie Schmillen holds Donna Reed's Oscar

Jackie Schmillen (born January 25, 1980) - A 1998 Donna Reed Iowa Scholarship Recipient in Acting.

Jackie Schmillen was a host on the morning show CW Iowa LIVE on Des Moines local channel 23. She is now the first-ever civilian to serve as the public affairs director for the Iowa National Guard. She is a native of Cherokee, IA, and received a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami.

She has maintained a close relationship with The Donna Reed Foundation. In 2021 she helped kick off a year-long centennial celebration of the birth of Donna Reed with a special segment on her We Are Iowa television show. Watch the tribute.


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