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
  • Willowick police officers wear pink patches the whole month of October

    WILLOWICK, Ohio – The Willowick Police Department has turned pink for the month of October as they take part in the Pink Patch Project. All of their officers are wearing pink patches in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, breast cancer is a disease that had a big impact on their police family this year. The idea started with Willowick Police Chief Brian Turner. In 2016, he lost his aunt, Madeline Tuner, after a 23-year fight with breast cancer. […]

  • ‘Unbelievable’: Tour nursing home damaged by tornado, learn how 160 survived the storm

    CONNEAUTVILLE, Pa. — A nursing home administrator is crediting timing and the quick action of her employees for saving nearly 160 residents when an EF2 tornado hit their facility Tuesday afternoon.  The tornado touched down along state Route 198 causing heavy damage to the Rolling Fields Elder Care Community around 2:30 p.m. Two people were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but no one was seriously hurt. “If it wouldn’t have been for the quick response of the staff…this […]

  • Deadly Cleveland rec center shooting stemmed from argument prior to youth football game

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are releasing more details in a shooting that killed a man and injured a teen at the Zelma George Recreation Center Wednesday. It happened shortly before 7 p.m. at the center, located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near Kinsman Road. According to Cleveland police, a 21-year-old man died after being shot multiple times. A 15-year-old male was shot in the leg and was treated and released from the hospital. The 21-year-old was initially reported […]

  • More volunteers from NE Ohio deployed to help with Hurricane Florence efforts

    OHIO — More volunteers from the American Red Cross in Cleveland are being deployed to help with Hurricane Florence efforts. Jim McIntyre, American Red Cross NE Ohio Region spokesperson, said Friday morning one truck was to leave from Cleveland, two from Akron and one from Canton. There will be eight volunteers total. The volunteers will head to Macon, Ga., where they will wait for further instructions and will be gone for at least two weeks unless needed for a longer […]

  • ODOT rules to allow speed signs on state roads

    The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced they will allow speed signs from local jurisdictions on their property. However, they are still not allowing permanent cameras. ODOT sent out a letter to all of its jurisdictions saying they still will not allow permanent cameras to be installed on their equipment on their highways but they will allow the signage. However, they cannot prohibit handheld cameras. In July, ODOT sent letters to six townships and cities in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, […]

  • Caught on video: Suspect hits Willowick officer, leads police on chase

    WILLOWICK, Ohio– The Willowick Police Department is searching for a suspect who hit a police officer, smashed into his vehicle and then took off on a high-speed chase. The incident was all caught on camera. The police officer hit will be OK. Police Chief Brian Turner said his officer was able to move out of the way in time so the car only hit him on the knee. Unfortunately, the suspect got away. This all happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday. […]

  • Fernway students start school at different buildings after fire

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio– Thousands of students are back at school on Wednesday across Northeast Ohio, including those in the Shaker Heights City School District. Many of the students are in a new building after their elementary school caught fire over the summer. There is still no word on what caused the fire at the historic Fernway Elementary School on July 10. Crews are working to salvage the school, but there was no way it would be ready before this academic […]

  • Akron firefighters: fires that burned two homes looking ‘suspicious’

    AKRON, Ohio – Firefighters in Akron continue to investigate two fires that broke out in homes next to each other on Chittenden Street over the weekend. The first home burned on Friday night. The second home burned less than 24 hours later on Saturday. Investigators will be back on the scene Monday, according to Lt. Sierje Lash. They are still looking at the cause of both fires as “suspicious,” but nothing has been ruled an arson yet. It was too early […]

  • High speed chase ends in head-on crash in Columbia Station

    COLUMBIA STATION- A high-speed police chase that started in Mentor ended in a head-on collision in Columbia Station. It happened around 6 a.m. Monday on Root Road near Osborne Road in Columbia Station. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the chase started after an unknown number of suspects robbed Silverado Arms on Center Street in Mentor early Monday morning. The suspects got into a black SUV to get away when they crashed. Several of them took off on foot. […]

  • Trooper honored for stopping wrong-way driver

    CANTON, Ohio– An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was honored on Tuesday for his heroic, quick-thinking actions that likely saved lives. Trooper Matthew Boyer slammed his own car into the car of a wrong-way driver. It happened at about 11:30 p.m. on April 1. The Canton Post of the highway patrol received multiple calls of a driver going north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 77. Boyer was the first one on the scene and tried to get the vehicle […]

  • Medical examiner identifies 18-month-old allegedly killed by father in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified an 18-month-old Parma boy who died Saturday.  Nicholas Lawrence Shorter was found unresponsive in his father’s car Saturday night. His own father faces charges in his death. The 41-year-old father’s identity has not yet been released. At around 9 p.m. Saturday, the father walked into the police department saying he needed to confess to a crime. Police found his unresponsive toddler in his car, which was parked in the visitor’s […]

  • Watch: SkyFox captures severe flooding in Valley View after Sunday storms

    VALLEY VIEW, Ohio -Some young men are making the best of the intense flooding in their Valley View neighborhoods by getting some quality boating time in. After the intense rain in Northeast Ohio over the past few days, some off streets in Valley View completely flooded. Their streets turned into rivers. Canal Road is open from Alexander Road to Rockside Road but some of the side streets are shut down. Frances Drive and Charles Drive are closed as they are […]