My first year at QVC plus a little competition!

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Competition prizeHello everyone and happy (almost) Christmas!

This month sees me celebrating the end of my first year at QVC – I cannot believe how quickly it has gone! I actually joined on the 19th of December last year, although I didn't go on air until the end of January. And what a year – I can honestly say I have loved every minute. I'm celebrating by doing a little giveaway… more about that below! But first, just a few thoughts on my first 12 months at Chiswick Park.

When I first started (and actually, even now!) I had so many people asking and speculating about why I would leave behind a very successful national news career to work in shopping TV. The simple truth was that I had just reached my 20 year anniversary in news and I was desperate to do something different.

I don't believe in one career for life… life is too short to be that dull! I'd already been a zoologist and a newspaper reporter before my TV news career, and while I still loved TV, I was ready for a new challenge. And then along came QVC, and everything fell into place.

It's the most fantastic job, and I have met so many wonderful people here, and been made so welcome. It's hard work, and probably the most challenging job I have ever done – several hours of live TV a day, with no script and no autocue – but it is also the most fun I have ever had at work.I am in awe of our amazing backstage team who make everything on air look so slick – I'm not sure they realise how brilliant they are.

The same applies to our fantastic producers, directors, buyers and of course my fellow presenters. It's one of the most professional teams I've ever had the pleasure to work with and I'm honoured to be part of it. It's also officially a COOL place to work – if you've seen any of the articles written about QVC everywhere from the Sun to Vogue magazine this year, you'll know what I'm talking about!

I also want to thank you all for the input you've given me over the year, both here and on Twitter, and sometimes via letter and email! After two decades of news, where you always have to be serious and impartial, it took me a while to really be myself on QVC, but I think I'm getting there now, and your support has been fantastic.

So, to say thank you, I thought I'd give away some QVC goodies! I've put together a little collection which includes a Kipling handbag and some beauty products from brands like OPI, Judith Williams and bareMinerals. If you fancy winning it, here's what to do!

Answer this question: What's the name of my sister who got married earlier this year? (Hint: you'll find the answer in a previous blog!).

Then either…
A) Leave your answer as a comment below on this blog
Or
B) Send me your answer on Twitter, simply tweet your answer to me @jackiekabler and use the hash tag #QVCJackie.

Our in-house randomiser will select one entry at random on Thursday 19th December, the first anniversary of my joining QVC, and I'll let you know the winner here on my blog and on Twitter. Good luck!

Thanks again for everything this year, and have a wonderful festive season!

See you on the other side!

Love Jackie xx

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66 Comments

  1. Katie December 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm -  Reply

    Your sister’s name is Sarah!
    Thanks.

  2. Karen Hetherington December 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm -  Reply

    The answer to Competition is: Deborah.
    Congratulations on your first year Jackie!

  3. Shelly Claybrooke December 16, 2013 at 6:05 pm -  Reply

    HI Jackie, the answer to the question is Sarah.

  4. Julia Cassidy December 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    Your sisters name is Sarah x

  5. L A Clements December 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    Sarah

  6. Diana Cuff December 16, 2013 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    Your sisters name is Sarah.

  7. Jillian December 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

    Well done Jackie on reaching your 1st year milestone. I would like to enter your anniversary competition. Your younger sisters name is Sarah

  8. Amanda Watson December 16, 2013 at 10:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,
    The answer, I hope, is Deborah!
    Amanda
    PS I just want to say I love watching you! You always come across as genuine and are very listenable!! Is that a word?! Think you can guess what I mean!

  9. SUE December 17, 2013 at 12:08 am -  Reply

    your sister,s name is Sarah . Glad you like it at QVC , I am now hooked on QVC USA as we moved there !

  10. mrs j walker December 17, 2013 at 6:40 am -  Reply

    sarah

  11. janice reeves December 17, 2013 at 7:15 am -  Reply

    Hello Jackie, It was gone by so fast your first year, where does the time go, we have had two more grandchildren in this year, and one of them is already ten months old, and just walking, you have I feel slotted into your role at QVC very comfortably and I love watching your shows, the answer to the question is your sisters name is SARAH, hope you have a wonderful Christmas and more of the same in 2014 Love from Janice xxxx

  12. Ellen Brown December 17, 2013 at 8:30 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, your sister’s name is Sarah.

  13. Jackie Kabler December 17, 2013 at 8:42 am -  Reply

    Thanks to all who’ve entered so far, and also for the kind words, much appreciated! Good luck all and happy Christmas!
    Love Jackie x

  14. Linda Marshall December 17, 2013 at 8:52 am -  Reply

    Love your blogs.
    your sisters name is Sarah.
    Linda x

  15. sandra catherwood December 17, 2013 at 9:18 am -  Reply

    Sarah

  16. sandra catherwood December 17, 2013 at 9:19 am -  Reply

    Sarah

  17. sheila dennison December 17, 2013 at 9:26 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,I do enjoy watching you on QVC, you are a natural.
    Your sister’s name is SARAH
    Happy Christmas.
    Sheila

  18. Mrs Janet Jones December 17, 2013 at 10:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie
    Answer Sarah

  19. susan breslin December 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

    Merry Christmas Jackie,
    The answer I hope is Sarah. Thank-you.

  20. susan breslin December 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

    Merry Christmas Jackie,
    The answer I hope is Sarah. Thank-you.

  21. Jo Barron December 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm -  Reply

    Answer: Sarah

  22. Beth December 17, 2013 at 12:55 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,
    I think you’ve done brilliantly in your first year at QVC. I remembered doing a doubletake when I first saw you on screen – it was more of a “where did I see you before” kind of thing! From the word go, you were very professional, didn’t seem nervous (you may have been but it did NOT show!) and now reading your blogs, I am amazed at all the things you’ve done. I know I don’t know but I feel like I do and you are a very nice person with a good sense of humour – no wonder QVC wanted you!
    I do understand that lots of people questioned you – sometimes the questions are as much about themselves, could I change jobs, what will people think? But you’ve given this a go and it’s a great success and you are enjoying it so please stay on our QVC screen!
    You take care, have a wonderful Christmas with your hubby and the answer is a) your sister is SARAH.
    Beth XXX.

  23. rebecca walker December 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi,
    Unless you had two sisters married this year her name is Deborah.

  24. Helen Brooks December 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on your first year, I always love watching you. What a great way to celebrate and a fabulous prize…got my fingers crossed.
    Your gorgeous sister who got married was Sarah
    Happy Christmas and looking forward to year number 2 with you
    Love Helen
    Xxxx

  25. Lynn emmitt December 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm -  Reply

    Your sisters name is Sarah.
    Thank you
    Lynn

  26. Jean Morgan December 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm -  Reply

    Your sister’s name is Sarah

  27. JEAN GREENFIELD December 17, 2013 at 2:45 pm -  Reply

    Your sisters names if Sarah

  28. sandra williamson December 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, your sisters name is Sarah.Glad you are enjoying working at qvc.Think you are a really good genuine presenter who is fun to watch.You always have a smile.Have a great Christmas.love Sandra x

  29. angela dunne December 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie
    Congratulations on your first year anniversary !
    Your sister who got married is called Sarah.
    Thanks

  30. Nicola Hanson December 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi – your Sister is called Sarah! Congratulations on your first year!

  31. Debbie Jeffery December 17, 2013 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    Many congratulations on your 1st year at QVC !! The answer is Sarah.. Love Debbie x

  32. Janet Turner December 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm -  Reply

    Love to watch you on qvc the answer is Sarah

  33. Linda Binns December 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    HI Jackie,
    Many congratulations on your first year at QVC.
    It only seems like five minutes ago since you first appeared on our screens yet I can’t imagine QVC without you! You fit right in from the word go and it is a joy to watch you presenting. I truly hope you will be part of the family for years to come.
    Your sister’s name is SARAH.
    Merry Christmas Jackie, & Best Wishes for 2014.
    Kind Regards, Linda.

  34. loraine plumb December 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm -  Reply

    Hello jackie your sisters name is Sarah glad your enjoying your job at qvc thank you Lorraine

  35. Karen December 17, 2013 at 7:31 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Sarah.Thanks, Karen.Xxx

  36. sue taylor December 17, 2013 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    hi jackie, your sisters name is sarah.have a very happy christmas.glad you’ve enjoyed your first year at qvc.

  37. Maureen December 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    Your sisters name is Sarah.

  38. Yvonne Lea December 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    Your sister’s name is Sarah.
    Yvonne x

  39. Jeanette December 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm -  Reply

    Time goes by so quickly, glad you have enjoyed your first year.
    Your sisters name is SARAH.
    X

  40. Pauline December 17, 2013 at 11:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,
    Your sisters name is Sarah.
    Hope you have a lovely Christmas.

  41. Lisa Nicholson December 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, Congratulations on your first year at QVC! The answer to your competition question is Sarah.

  42. Elaine December 18, 2013 at 4:49 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie
    Great to see you fitting in so well into the qvc team hope the answer is sarah wishing you a merry Xmas

  43. Sue Bryson December 18, 2013 at 6:41 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, remember you on GMTV, your sisters name is Sarah.

  44. lesley December 18, 2013 at 7:30 am -  Reply

    hi jackie
    answer is sarah

  45. Jackie Kabler December 18, 2013 at 8:36 am -  Reply

    Thanks again to all who’ve been entering and for your sweet messages. You are all so lovely! Have a wonderful Christmas!
    Love Jackie xx

  46. Ruby Homawala December 18, 2013 at 8:43 am -  Reply

    Your sister’s name is Sarah
    Thanks
    Ruby

  47. Lucy Little December 18, 2013 at 10:15 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,
    Your sisters name is Sarah.
    Happy Christmas
    Lucy xx

  48. Jan McIntosh December 18, 2013 at 10:43 am -  Reply

    Happy anniversary Jackie – been great watching you this year
    Have a happy festive season xx
    Your sister’s name is Sarah

  49. Hilary Schofield December 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm -  Reply

    Answer the name of your sister that got married was Sarah.
    Congratulations on your 1st year I enjoy watching any show that you present.

  50. Gillian Brand December 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm -  Reply

    Yours Sisters name is Sarah.

  51. Heather Symington December 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm -  Reply

    The answer to your competion question is Sarah

  52. Dawn Bridge December 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie
    Congrats on your first anniversary.
    Answer to comp: Sarah.
    Many thanks & Merry Christmas.
    Dawn X

  53. Tania E December 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie
    The answer is Sarah.
    Glad you are enjoying working for QVC!!! I love shopping with QVC!!!
    Can tell that both you and Chloe are much more relaxed and confident now. Its nice to see your senses of humour come through!
    Keep smiling x

  54. Jennifer Forman December 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi ~ the answer to your Anniversary Competition is :-
    “Sarah”
    Many thanks ~ and Happy Christmas and A Happy New Year 2014
    Jenniferx

  55. Jennifer Forman December 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi ~ I must just add that it is nice to be able to enter a Competition without the only options for entry being the dreaded “Twitter” or “Facebook” ~ I know many of you out there know exactly what I mean??!!

  56. Mrs Lindsey Murphy December 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    Your sisters name is Sarah.
    Hope you’ve enjoyed your first year , and look forward to many more.
    From another QVC addict
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all at QVC
    Best Wishes Lindsey

  57. Lorraine Taylor December 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    hi your sisters name is sarah
    merry xmas

  58. Jayne Baker December 18, 2013 at 7:50 pm -  Reply

    I have really enjoyed watching you present some qvc shows, wishing you and your family a happy and healthy Christmas.
    Your sisters name is Sarah.
    best wishes
    Jayne

  59. Alana December 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie
    The answer to your competition is ‘Sarah’.
    Great blog,
    Ax

  60. Joan Johnson December 18, 2013 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Your blogs are always very interesting Jackie, and you are a complete natural for QVC!
    Your sister’s name is Sarah.

  61. carole forster December 18, 2013 at 8:39 pm -  Reply

    Your sister who got married is called Sarah

  62. Judith Drury December 18, 2013 at 10:22 pm -  Reply

    Sarah xx

  63. Donna Iles December 18, 2013 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    Your sisters name is Sarah.

  64. Lesley McFadyen December 18, 2013 at 11:32 pm -  Reply

    Congratulations on your 1st year Jackie. Your sister who was recently married is called Sarah . Have a happy Christmas
    Much Love
    Lesley

  65. Sarah December 18, 2013 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    The answer is Sarah.
    Have really enjoyed reading your blogs this year, look forward to more in 2014

  66. Elizabeth December 19, 2013 at 8:16 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie, Congratulations on your first anniversary and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    The answer is Sarah.

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