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
  • 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 […]

  • Girlfriend who was with driver killed after police chase explains chain of events

    MEDINA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The driver who was shot and killed after a police chase ended on Interstate 71 in Medina Township Tuesday morning wasn’t in his vehicle alone. Family members of Roy Dale Evans Jr. said he was in the car with his girlfriend and three children during the chase, which happened early Tuesday morning. According to a press release, officers attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation on Pearl Road in Strongsville around 2:26 a.m. The driver […]

  • ‘What I see for the future’: Student’s ‘women empowerment’ artwork could become new Google Doodle

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – A Hathaway Brown student is making Northeast Ohio proud with her artistic abilities. This week she received a special surprise from Google. Brice Bai, an 11th grader at Hathaway Brown, was selected as the Ohio Doodle for Google winner. Google representatives visited the school to make the announcement. Her doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year. The Doodle for Google competition gives K-12 students across the country the opportunity to have their artwork […]

  • Two RTA employees honored for helping keep kids safe

      CLEVELAND, OH- The streets of Cleveland can sometimes be a terrifying place for children, but one married couple is going above and beyond their job to try and make a change. Two RTA employees were honored at Tuesday’s Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Board of Trustees meeting. Marcus and Debra Perryman volunteer their own time to patrol the bus stops, making sure children awaiting the bus are safe. The couple tells Fox 8 the idea came after the brutal […]

  • Dozens of residents displaced after apartment building fire in North Randall

    NORTH RANDALL, Ohio — Dozens of residents were displaced and two people were injured in a fire at an apartment building in North Randall Tuesday morning. The fire broke out at just before 10 a.m. in a third floor apartment in the building on Warrensville Center Road. The two people taken to the hospital lived on the third floor; however, they did not live in the unit which was on fire. One person was admitted to the hospital; another person was […]

  • Akron house explosion heard from a mile and a half away

    AKRON, Ohio — Fire crews are trying to determine what caused a house to explode in Akron. It happened on Courtland and South Hawkins avenues at just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. It took firefighters several hours to put out the flames. Utility crews were called in to turn off the gas and electricity, and some neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution. One man was inside the home at the time of the explosion. He was rushed to the hospital. […]

  • After arrest, police still asking for public’s help in Alianna Defreeze murder

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — An arrest has been made in the murder of 14-year-old Alianna Defreeze, but police are still asking the public for help. U.S. Marshals arrested 44-year-old Christopher Whitaker around 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Mayfield Heights after DNA helped police ID him. **More on the suspect, here** Police say DeFreeze disappeared Jan. 26 after getting off of an RTA bus at East 93rd Street and Kinsman. Her body was found Sunday inside a vacant house on Fuller Avenue, not […]

  • Two fundraisers set for today in honor of fallen Cleveland Officer David Fahey

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two Cleveland establishments will hold fundraisers today in honor of fallen Cleveland Officer David Fahey.  He was hit and killed by a hit-and-run driver along Interstate 90 last week while directing traffic. Harry Buffalo on East Fourth Street is hosting a “Cheers for Dave” event from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight. All proceeds will benefit his family. The Tilted Kilt, located at Prospect and Ontario, is holding a similar fundraiser today that is going on now until […]