Jessica is an Emmy and Associated Press award-winning journalist who brings you the news each evening at 5, 7 and 11.
Since joining KSNV in August 2010, Jessica has interviewed Senator Harry Reid, and sat down exclusively with presidential candidate Mitt Romney during his 2012 run for President. She traveled to Washington D.C. documenting an “Honor Flight” with local veterans, and explored a top secret DNA lab as part of a special series on tracing ancestry. Jessica was recently nominated for 3 Emmys, including one for outstanding anchor and another for her role as co-anchor in KSNV’s annual New Year’s Eve special, live from Caesar’s Palace.
Jessica was also nominated for her work on a series about how the Clark County court system works to rehabilitate drug offenders rather than send them to prison.
Originally from North Carolina, Jessica grew up dreamed of a career in broadcasting. She spent time at WDTN in Dayton, Ohio, and WLEX in Lexington, KY., before joining the News 3 team in August 2010.
While in Lexington, Jessica reported and anchored Kentucky Derby coverage for three years. She also traveled with the University of Kentucky football team to two consecutive bowl games and followed Morehead State to the NCAA Tournament.
In 2009, Jessica made her network debut on CNN during the Northpoint Prison riots and reported for the Weather Channel when a massive snow storm pounded Kentucky. In 2009, a deadly tornado ripped through parts of central Kentucky. Jessica was awarded an Emmy for her spot news coverage of the storm’s aftermath. Jessica awarded ”Best spot news coverage” from Associated Press for her reporting on a family stranded in their boat hanging from a dam written for local publications including Vegas magazine.
When she’s not delivering the news, Jessica enjoys spending time with her rescue dog Pepper, listening to live music, hiking Red Rock, and continuing her search for the world’s best antique store.