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
  • 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 […]

  • ‘Hamilton’ tickets on sale this morning

    CLEVELAND- It is the show everyone has been waiting for and you could soon have a front and center seat to the amazing performance. Tickets go on sale today at 9 a.m.  for the Tony award-winning musical “Hamilton.” The show will be performed this summer at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland. Playhouse Square’s Virtual Waiting Room for ‘Hamilton’ tickets is now open. They suggest you log on between 7 a.m.-9 a.m.  **CLICK HERE to enter.  Everyone on the site before 9 a.m. will […]

  • Rush Hour warning: ODOT prepares for next round of snow

    CLEVELAND-Northeast Ohio is seeing a small break in the snow Thursday afternoon but much more is expected to hit this evening. The Ohio Department of Transportation already had a busy night Wednesday night but now they’re making sure the stay ahead of the next round. “We are fully staffed right now with approximately 80 truck out in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties,” ODOT District 12 Public Information Officer Marissa McDaid said. Crews were actually out Wednesday pre-treating the roads in […]

  • Big announcement on proposal for Hyperloop tube travel in CLE

    CLEVELAND- High speed travel from Cleveland to Chicago is one step closer today, as political and scientific leaders gathered to announce the kickoff to a Hyperloop feasibility study. Hyperloop travel would get people from Cleveland to Chicago in just 28 minutes. “Transportation is a driver of our economy,” Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Monday. So what is Hyperloop? Hyperloop technology brings airplane speed travel to ground level. Imagine rocketing people through a vacuum tube near the speed of sound, more […]

  • Harlem Globetrotters help Dover soldier surprise brothers with special homecoming

    video and photos courtesy of Brenda K. Gee CANTON, Ohio – Seven-year-old twin boys from Dover got quite the surprise at The Harlem Globetrotters game at the Canton Civic Center Tuesday night. They thought they were just being called up to perform with the basketball stars, but didn’t realize their sister, E5 Staff Sergeant Katherine Jarvis, was home from deployment in the Middle East. She is a medic for the United Sates Air Force. The twins, Braylon and Bryson Wallace, […]

  • Jury selection begins in trial of man accused of brutally murdering Alianna DeFreeze

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Jury selection begins Monday in the trial for a man accused of kidnapping and killing Alianna DeFreeze, 14. DeFreeze was kidnapped on her way to school last year and was then raped and murdered. Her remains were found later in an abandoned home. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Christopher Whitaker, 44, who faces four counts of aggravated murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count each of rape, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence and gross […]

  • Cleveland police on scene after 2 were found shot to death in car

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police were at the scene of a double homicide on the east side of the city. According to police, a man and woman were found with gunshot wounds to the head in a car in the area of East 96th Street and Kennedy Avenue. The car was parked on the side of the road. A section of Kennedy was blocked off for a few hours, but the scene was cleared before noon.  Police talked with people […]

  • Kucinich makes first public appearance since filing paperwork to run for governor

    MASSILLON, Ohio — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich made his first public appearance Tuesday since filing paperwork with the Ohio Secretary of State declaring his candidacy for Ohio governor. Kucinich joined nurses and community leaders outside Affinity Medical Center in Massillon as they spoke out on the possible closure of the hospital. “Today in Massillon marks an opportunity for the people to regain their power over healthcare,” Kucinich said. “This is an opportunity to stand up and speak out. This […]

  • Prepared for snow: Cleveland Hopkins Airport ready for Old Man Winter

    CLEVELAND- The winter weather is slowly approaching and the Cleveland Hopkins Airport is making sure they are ready to go when those big snowstorms hit. This week is one of the biggest weeks of travel. Our meteorologists are predicting snow on one do the busiest days, this Sunday. The airport says they are ready. The snow removal team was out and about Tuesday going through dry run exercises. They practiced de-icing on the ice pads and pulled out their snow-melters, […]