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!
12-year-old girl, who vanished for 8 days, was with 27-year-old man when she was found, police say
Authorities said the girl was with a 27-year-old man when officers located her unharmed in Columbus, Texas, on Friday afternoon.
Couple locked inside Mont Belvieu Urgent Care after clinic empties: 'What if they forgot about us?'
What should have been a normal appointment for the flu turned upside down for a man and woman who got left behind by the clinic's employees before closing time. They're now seeking relief.
Another alleged kidnapping victim comes forward and accuses self-proclaimed Houston rapper
Lee Carter is already accused of abducting a pregnant woman and locking her in his Sunnyside home for years.
10% of Houston police investigations in last 8 years were suspended due to staffing, chief says
The stunning revelation on Monday, which resulted from a wider department review, came days after a frustrated Chief Troy Finner vowed that HPD will do better by adult sex crime victims.
Police take down trio after stealing $78K Escalade at River Oaks-area apartment complex, docs show
Investigators believe the group may be tied to an auto theft ring targeting Houston's high-end areas. Police also said they found a reprogramming device used by locksmiths at the crime scene.
Family friend charged with capital murder in Audrii Cunningham's death
Don Steven McDougal was said to be a friend of Audrii's father, allowed to live in a trailer behind their Livingston house. Now days after her disappearance, he's been charged in her death.
11-year-old Audrii Cunningham's body found in Trinity River, Polk Co. Sheriff says
Texas DPS officials announced Audrii's body was found Tuesday, six days after her disappearance. Now, authorities expect a capital murder charge for the man whom they say admitted to walking her to the bus stop on the morning she was last seen.
Officials looking for video showing FM 3126 on day 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham disappeared
On the fifth day of Audrii Cunningham's search, authorities are asking the public to check for video taken of a roadway during a 90-minute span late last week.
Houston college student sentenced for Jan. 6 capitol riot says FBI agent stole from him
According to the charges, the Houston FBI agent allegedly stole money and property from multiple homes while executing search warrants from March 2022 to July 2023. He is also accused of stealing FBI cell phones and lying about charges on his government-issued credit card.
Man wanted after leading chase out of Galveston County, ditching car in fiery crash, sheriff says
The Galveston County sheriff said a deputy tried stopping the suspect, who has a warrant out of Houston, but a chase ensued. After the pursuit was called off, a deputy came upon the car on fire.
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