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
  • Power restored after fire blows manhole covers in downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– About 500 people lost power Thursday night after fires blew several manhole covers off downtown Cleveland streets. FirstEnergy is still investigating what caused the malfunction under the manhole at St. Clair Avenue and West 2nd Street, spokesman Mark Durbin said. “For the most part, it was contained. There might have been some fire down there because of electrical current going through some wires, if there is a problem, if there is a voltage issue or whatever that is what […]

  • Medina police search for person behind active shooter hoax

    MEDINA, Ohio – Police are searching for the person behind a telephone call reporting an armed woman with hostages had forced patients and staff into lockdown inside Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement rushed to the scene, only to later discover, the call was a hoax. Nearly 150 law enforcement officers including Medina police, sheriff’s deputies, state troopers and Cleveland Clinic police converged on the hospital after the caller reported the incident was inside the South Medical Building […]

  • 2 in custody after Snapchat threat; no weapons ever involved in Ravenna High School lockdown

    RAVENNA, Ohio — A lockdown at Ravenna High School was prompted by a “potential threat” made on Snapchat Thursday night by one student to another, according to school officials. The student who made the threat was reportedly located in the school with a “trespasser” from another school Friday morning, according to Supt. Dennis Honkala, but no weapons were ever involved. “Everybody is safe, and no one was ever in danger,” said Honkala. The lockdown lasted several hours before the school […]

  • Building targeted in bomb threat cleared ahead of visit from President Trump

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland fire and police are investigating a bomb threat to a facility next door to where President Donald Trump is speaking Monday. The facility is Mazzella Lifting Technologies. The building was evacuated but reopened after the building was checked, according to Fox 8 crews on the scene. Update: Scene cleared. Staff went back inside and police left. @fox8news — Jessica Dill (@JessicaLynnDill) November 5, 2018 This building is next door to the I-X Center. President Trump will […]

  • Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Mansfield

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Vice President Mike Pence was back in the Buckeye state for a final push ahead of the midterm election next week. This comes as the race for Ohio’s next governor heats up. Vice President Pence landed on Air Force Two at Rob Ridenour’s Hangar at the Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport. He spoke at the Get Out The Vote rally for Representative Troy Balderson and candidate for Ohio’s Governor, Mike DeWine. The event included many prominent Republicans, including […]

  • Vigil in Cleveland remembers victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

      BEACHWOOD, Ohio – The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is increasing security around the area after the brutal attack at a Pittsburgh Synagogue. According to its website, The Jewish Federation of Cleveland says they have been in contact with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and local police. They say there are no current known threats to the Cleveland Jewish Community but they are still increasing efforts throughout the community to help keep Jewish Clevelanders secure. They are also […]

  • Huron County investigators search for body of a man missing 15 years

    NORWALK TOWNSHIP, Ohio- The search for a missing Huron County man’s remains has resumed. Investigators temporarily wrapped up the search last night but went back out around 8 this morning. They are searching the wooded area behind a home on State Route 250 N in Norwalk. A lot of agencies have been searching for Michael Sheppard, Junior over the past 15 years. Sheppard has been missing since 2003 and authorities believe he was shot and killed after a drug deal […]

  • 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, […]