What Is Jane Treacy’s History With QVC?
Jane Treacy began working with QVC in 1986 at the age of 24 as one of the home-shopping network’s first hosts, back when there were no guest product experts. She is a winner of the National Informercial Marketing Association award for best short form commercial and a prior nominee for best television shopping presenter. Treacy, who lost her mother to cancer, has hosted QVC’s annual shoe sale, FFANY Shoes on Sale, which benefits breast cancer research and education since 1995.
Treacy almost didn’t attend the audition for QVC because she did not believe she had any sales skills and does not view herself as a salesperson. At one point, she took a year off from QVC but returned due to correspondence from fans and her awareness that her work at QVC meant something more than products to the viewers. Treacy’s QVC workday starts three hours before she goes on air with time spent reviewing products, talking with guests and participating in off-air education sessions with her colleagues. She reports that her original ideas are the basis for her specialty shows, such as “Shoe Shopping with Jane.” Treacy continues to rely on the advice of QVC’s founder, Joe Segal, to always give the customer more than they expect.
Treacy completed her undergraduate degree in telecommunications at Kutztown University and began working at CNN while still in College. She worked as an assistant producer for local television and as host and producer of a local public affairs program before joining QVC. She is also a ballet dancer and danced as a soloist with the Tri-State Ballet Company.