Jessica joined the News 12 sports team in January 2017.
She was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo.
Sports has always been part of Jessica's life. She credits her love of competition to her parents. Her father played football at the University of Central Missouri, where he was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. He also played with the New Orleans Saints.
Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Communications with a minor in Media Studies from Appalachian State in May 2014. While at App, she competed on the women's volleyball team. After her time in the mountains, she headed north to Syracuse. She received her Master of Science in Broadcast & Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University in August 2015.
Prior to joining the News 12 team, Jessica was the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter at WABG in Greenville, MS.
Jessica is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She enjoys volunteering in the community. When Jessica's not at work, you can find her watching sports (of course), trying new recipes and traveling.
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