Jessica is so excited to be returning home as the new Fox 8 reporter! She still can’t believe she is working at a station she grew up watching.
Jessica is an award-winning anchor and reporter. She’s returning home after working in Augusta, Georgia as their morning and noon anchor. Before Augusta she was in Lima, Ohio working as a morning anchor, producer and reporter.

Jessica loves being a newsroom leader in the anchor role, but is also a passionate storyteller. She just won the Regional Hard News Edward R. Murrow award for her story “Criminals in the Classroom” where she looked into how schools handle minors with records, who they legally have to educate. She also has a few Associated Press reporting awards and a Georgia Associated Press award for her anchoring.

Jessica received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University. She then attended Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, where she received her Master of Science Degree in Journalism and was the commencement speaker.

As a seasoned journalist, Jessica has covered everything from Commissioners’ meetings, to crime, to community events. She worked as a backpack journalist in Chicago covering stories including President Obama’s Election Day, Governor Blagojevich’s impeachment, and escalating turmoil in the South Side gangs. She also worked in Washington D.C. as a Capitol Hill correspondent for stations across the country.

Jessica owes a lot of her journalism success to lessons she learned in Cleveland as a St. Christopher and Magnificat graduate. She says nothing beats being home with family, friends and a city full of Cleveland sports fans!

Recent Articles
  • Flooding fiasco: Cleanup continues at Sam’s Club in Brooklyn and surrounding businesses

    BROOKLYN, Ohio– Employees at the Sam’s Club in Brooklyn worked through the night cleaning up from Wednesday’s flooding both inside and outside the store. The Tiedeman Road store received several inches of water inside the club. The high water in the parking lot reached past the headlights on several vehicles. ********Check out flooding damage across Northeast Ohio here*********** The store is closed until further notice and stranded cars are still being towed after heavy rains caused destructive flooding around the […]

  • Reward offered in killings of couple at Cleveland car dealership

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– A reward which is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible for killing the owners of Mr. Car Sales Dealership now stands at $7,500. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office announced a $5,000 reward Wednesday morning for information leading to the capture and prosecution of suspects in this case. Crime Stoppers is offering $2,500. Michael and Trina Tomola Kuznik were found dead by their 19-year-old son inside the dealership on East 185th Street Friday night. […]

  • Daughter pleads to suspect who shot and killed 74-year-old father: ‘I ask that you please surrender. I forgive you’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The family of Robert Godwin, Sr. is sharing photos of their beloved father with FOX 8 News. Tonya Godwin-Baines, one of Godwin’s daughters, told FOX 8’s Jessica Dill, he was the father of 10 — six girls and four boys. Godwin, 74, was shot and killed while walking on East 93rd Street Sunday afternoon. The Cleveland Division of Police said Steve Stephens is wanted for aggravated murder in the shooting, which was posted on Facebook. Godwin-Baines said […]

  • Let’s play ball: What you need to know about today’s Cleveland Indians’ Home Opener

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Let’s play ball! It is the day Indians’ fans have been counting down to, The Cleveland Indians Home Opener. The Indians are taking on the Chicago White Sox in the Home Opener. Game time is set for 4:10 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. The Indians encourage fans to be in their seats by 3 p.m. to see the pregame ceremony. It starts with players and coaches raising the AL Championship flag and receiving their rings. 0⃣. […]

  • Smash-and-grab robbers take ATM from 24-hour store

    BROOKLYN, Ohio — Officers with the Brooklyn Police Department are looking for the minivan that drove off with an ATM. The smash-and-grab robbers hit the BP at Tiedeman and Brookpark Roads around 2:45 a.m. Thursday. Employees of the 24-hour store told Fox 8 that the van backed into the store and two masked men got out, loaded the ATM, and drove away. The two employees inside ran to a freezer for safety and were not injured. The BP gas station […]

  • Woman who drove car into crowd in Parma Heights, killing two has license suspended

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — The woman who drove her car into a crowd of people in Parma Heights was sentenced Wednesday. Donna Chidsey, 74,will have her driver’s license taken away for five years, the maximum that can be done by law. Chidsey pleaded guilty last month to one count of vehicular homicide. In court Wednesday, Chidsey apologized. “There are no words to express how sorry I am for the pain, suffering and loss this horrible accident caused these people.” Police said Chidsey plowed […]

  • Investigation continues into rash of weekend violence in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The investigation continues Monday into the shooting deaths of two teenagers in broad daylight. Their deaths came a day after one man and a teenager were shot and killed less than a mile away. One of the biggest questions: Could they all be connected? Cleveland police on Sunday were investigating three different shooting scenes at around 4:30 p.m. The scenes were at the following locations: East 75th Street and Kinsman Avenue; Charles V. Carr Place and Rouse Avenue; […]

  • Local college student in London is thankful for police following terrorist attack

      ROCKY RIVER, OH – As soon as news broke three people were killed and dozens more were wounded in London, families across the world panicked. Many families thinking of their own loved ones in London. That includes the family of Fox 8`s Jessica Dill. Jessica’s cousin, Christie Klima, of Rocky River, was just three miles away at the time of the attack. Klima is a student at Fordham University and is studying abroad in London this semester. Her classroom […]

  • Big changes to some Ohio laws start today

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Big changes to some Ohio laws start today. Gov. John Kasich signed 17 bills into law on the same day back in December. So now, many of them start now. **For a list of dozens of laws that went into effect in 2017, click here** See below for a list of some of those bills: Red Light Law A new state law will let drivers in Ohio legally drive through a red light. That means that drivers, […]

  • Man accused of hitting, killing trooper pleads not guilty to new charges

    CLEVELAND– The man accused of hitting and killing an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was back in court Monday morning. Joshua Gaspar, 37, was re-indicted on more charges earlier this month. He pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say Gaspar was driving under the influence last September when he hit Trooper Kenneth Velez who was conducting a traffic stop on I-90 near Warren Road. Gaspar originally faced two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of driving under the influence, but as the […]

  • Reward raised in search for suspects who beat, kicked dog dubbed Indiana Bones

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The search continues for three suspects who severely beat a dog, named by the APL as Indiana Bones. They have now raised the reward in hopes of getting those suspects behind bars. There is a $2,000 reward offered to anyone who can help lead to an arrest. “All animals are voiceless but this particular case is so brutal and this animal is so injured we want to move forward with the case,” said Sharon Harvey, president and […]

  • ‘His blood all over me:’ Family demands answers for man killed after police chase

    LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio– “I can’t imagine life without him,” Amanda Pauley said about her boyfriend of 10 years, Roy Evans, Jr. “He was everything to me and my kids.” The loved ones of Roy Evans, Jr. said they are trying to cope with his death, two days after he was shot and killed. They said Evans was wrong for speeding away from cops Tuesday morning, but they believe he should be in jail, not shot and killed. Evans was killed in front of […]