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
  • Department of Agriculture: 74 fair rides being inspected after fatal accident

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Department of Agriculture will begin taking Fire Ball, the ride that malfunctioned Wednesday, apart piece by piece to try and figure out what went wrong. They will be looking at structure operations, electrical components, hydraulics and going through everything in the manufacturers specifications. The Department of Agriculture is responsible for the operation of all amusement park rides across the state of Ohio. Director David Daniels says ride inspections is one of the most important things they […]

  • The impact on Medicaid patients if Cleveland Clinic, CareSource terminate contract

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– The Cleveland Clinic and CareSource could be terminating their contract, leaving a big impact on many Medicaid patients in the area. Patients who are under the state’s largest Medicaid plan will not be able to get care from the Cleveland Clinic unless the companies can reach a deal. CareSource is a nonprofit company based out of Dayton. The company manages Medicaid members and provides public health care programs. It serves more than a million people throughout Ohio. CareSource […]

  • DroneFOX shows storm damage in Lorain when large tree crushes woman’s car and truck

    LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio–  A family in Lorain County is thankful to be alive today after a massive tree came tumbling down. Joan New, who lives on Crehore Street in Lorain County, woke up to a loud bang around 7:30 Friday morning. She looked outside and saw her massive tree right down her driveway. Both her car and truck are destroyed under the tree and there is damage to her garage and home, however no one inside was injured. “I was […]

  • Repairs continue on Cleveland sinkhole that swallowed city vehicle

    CLEVELAND– Water service is back where a city of Cleveland vehicle fell into a sinkhole Thursday afternoon. A Cleveland Division of Water employee was checking a possible water main leak on East 127th Street between Locke and Cornado avenues. He got out of his vehicle and that’s when the street collapsed. The worker was not injured and the vehicle was removed from the sinkhole. On Friday, the division of water said service was restored to customers in the area. As […]

  • 6-year-old Parma girl in critical condition after family dog attack

    CLEVELAND-A 6-year-old  Parma girl remains in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center after being attacked by a  dog. Cleveland police said the incident happened Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. at a home on West 22nd, when a pit bull attacked its owner. Two people were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, the young girl and a 32-year-old woman. An off-duty Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s officer shot the dog, who was later taken to the city kennel until further notice. Stay with FOX 8 […]

  • Body of teen found after he was swept away in Tinker’s Creek

    BEDFORD, Ohio — The body of a  15-year-old boy was found Monday morning after the teen was swept away in Tinker’s Creek Saturday night. The recovery efforts to bring him home, and give his family closure, resumed at 8 a.m. Monday. His body was found by two people on horseback in the Egbert picnic area off Gorge Parkway; that’s about a mile from where he went in. Crews headed back to the Bedford Reservation Monday morning to begin their search, which […]

  • Police believe they know IDs of 2 found dead in Parma Heights home, investigating deaths as homicides

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police believe they know the identities of two people found dead in a Parma Heights home Wednesday, and they are investigating their deaths as homicides. They are almost certain the victims are Regina Capobianco, 49, who was reported missing one month ago, and John Mann, 65, who owned the home. They emphasized that residents and neighbors shouldn’t be worried and that the investigation is focused just on the home. It all started with a missing woman’s […]

  • Authorities confirm Brunswick man is the suspect in 5 North Royalton, Lake Township murders

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — The murders of a mother and two daughters in North Royalton “appear to be connected to” the murders of a man and his wife in Lake Township. That’s according to a detective with North Royalton Police Department. Suzanne Taylor, 45, and her two adult daughters, Taylor Pifer, 21, and Kylie Pifer, 18, were found dead inside their home Sunday evening. All three were found in one bedroom. It’s not clear how long the bodies had been inside. […]

  • ‘We were blindsided by this’: Family of triple homicide victims speaks out, search for suspect continues in North Royalton

    NORTH ROYALTON- The search continues this morning for the suspect wanted in a triple homicide in North Royalton. It happened Sunday around 8 p.m. at a home on Ridge Road. According to Detective Dave Loeding, The victims are a mother and two adult daughters. Officials say a friend found the victims in a bedroom Sunday evening. Police at first said the victims had been shot, but after further investigation revealed one of the victims– the mother– suffered a knife injury. […]

  • Girlfriend of teen killed in Chardon car crash: ‘We had a bright future ahead’

    CHARDON, Ohio — The girlfriend of a Chardon High School graduate who was killed in a car crash Tuesday said they had such a bright future ahead of them. Kaitlin Kobuszewski spoke to FOX 8’s Jessica Dill about her beloved boyfriend, Dominic Ricci, 18. “I’m so broken right now.” Kaitlin said Dominic cared about others more than himself.  “An incredible human being taken too soon.” She said Dom was going to go to college to study business or to be […]

  • Grief counselors offer support to Chardon students following tragic accident involving recent grads

    CHARDON-The Chardon Community is coming together after a tragic accident involving two recent high school graduates. Grief counselors were at Chardon High School today to offer support to students and staff following Tuesday’s tragic accident involving 18-year-old Dominic Ricci and 17-year-old Jackson Condon. The accident happened Tuesday afternoon on State Route 44 in Chardon Township. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a commercial truck was traveling southbound on State Route 44, when a Toyota Prius, driven by Condon was going […]

  • 9-year-old calls 911 after baby overdoses on opiate; mom arrested on unrelated charges

    AKRON, Ohio — Three children are in the custody of Summit County Childrens Services after one of them overdosed on an opiate Thursday. A 1-year-old boy is recovering at the hospital after the ordeal. The baby is in stable condition. Police responded after two 911 calls made from a home on Gale Street at about 6:30 p.m. The first was made by the children’s mother, who hung up before providing an address. Then, the baby’s 9-year-old brother called and was […]