Jessica Dill is an award-winning anchor and reporter from the West Side of Cleveland, born and reared in Rocky River. She is thrilled to be a journalist in her hometown surrounded by loved ones.
Among her prestigious awards, she won an Associated Press Best Anchor Award. As a passionate storyteller, she has also won an Edward R. Murrow for her story “Criminals in the Classroom” and took home a first place Associated Press award for her series piece, “Breaking Barriers Behind Bars,” in addition to a Best General Reporting Georgia APME award.
In recent years her love for writing led Jessica to Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine where she wrote monthly parenting articles and helped launch a women’s fashion and lifestyle section.
Before coming home to Cleveland, she was the morning and noon anchor in Augusta, Georgia, where she had the thrill of covering the Masters Tournament every year. Before Augusta, she was a morning anchor and producer in Lima, Ohio. While working in Lima, Jessica had a life-changing experience when she joined 80 World War II veterans on an honor flight from Columbus, OH to Washington, D.C.
Jessica earned her Masters degree in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. During her studies, she also worked in Washington, D.C., as a Capitol Hill correspondent for stations across the country. Jessica was honored to be chosen by The Medill School of Journalism faculty as commencement speaker for her graduating class and the undergraduate class.
Jessica graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. She was the General Manager and Anchor at the student-run tv station, BG24 News. She also worked at WBGU-PBS.
Jessica excelled at St. Christopher Grade School and is a proud graduate of Magnificat High School. She competed as a four-year member on their Blue Streaks competitive swim team. Together with her sister, Jennifer, they also lifeguarded for the Rocky River Pool, coached the summer rec swim team and swam for Lake Shore Swim Club. Jessica and her teammates still hold LSSC’s 8 & Under 100 Free Relay record. She also grew up an avid horseback rider and softball player.
Jessica and her husband, Michael, are blessed with daughters Vivian and Victoria. They all enjoy spending time with family and friends on both the East and West sides of Cleveland.