Jackie (Decembly) Penn

Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio

Born and raised in the Midwest, Jackie graduated from The Ohio State University and attended the University of Cincinnati for graduate school. After several years as a Spanish teacher, Jackie left teaching to pursue a career as a TV writer. Now an LA based 1hr dramedy/light drama writer, Jackie’s writing focuses primarily on female-driven stories that explore the idea of being a fish out of water. Her Blackish TV spec “Downsizing” was a semifinalist for The Breakk Screenwriting Competition. Jackie has worked as a set production assistant, a line producer’s assistant and writers’ production assistant. She was a writers’ assistant for Ginny & Georgia, an upcoming Netflix YA series and is currently a staff writer on Turner & Hooch.