Since joining the Eyewitness News Team in 2000, she has reported from Iraq, Kuwait, Germany, Mexico and Italy as well as from across the country on some of the biggest stories in the world. Osama bin Laden's killing, Hurricane Katrina, Pope John Paul II's passing and the War in Iraq have been some of the most memorable. In 2013, Jessica was the first local reporter "live" from Boston hours after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.
Jessica has been honored for her work. The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association has recognized her for her reporting. She has also been awarded a regional Emmy for a half hour program about a controversial museum exhibition from Germany. That same special won a national award -- a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio and Television.
Jessica came to Channel 13 from KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City. She started her career in Denison, Texas.
Jessica graduated from Boston University. During college, she spent a semester abroad in England and was a member of BU's Varsity Crew Team. Now she challenges herself by running half marathons.
Besides reporter, Jessica has other titles -- Wife and Mom. She and her husband, a native Houstonian, have three precious children. It's true what they say about the 3rd child -- they're easy. Her first two, a boy and a girl, have learned to share early on; they were born on the same day 2 years apart ... and, no, it wasn't on purpose!
The Texas Medical Board says it made the decision because of a history of problems, specifically for not being there when his pregnant patients needed him
There were pretty shocking allegations detailed against the Kung Fu Saloon in Dallas, Austin, and Houston
A tool just about everyone uses to clean the grill could leave behind something that will land you in the hospital
A firefighter gained national spotlight and received donations -- including $15,000 from Taylor Swift -- after a head-on collision left his wife and son injured. But now we're learning that the other driver was also seriously injured and uninsured, too
A medical emergency forced an Ohio family to hospitalize their son Mexico. But they weren't allowed to leave until they paid all their bills. Now they're finally making their way back to Houston