Jessica joined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in June 2003. She began her career at WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, where she worked as a morning anchor and reporter. From there she headed west to KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she worked as a weekend anchor and reporter. While in Colorado, Jessica won an Edward R. Murrow award for her work.
A Minnesota native, Jessica grew up in Lake Shore and graduated from Brainerd High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Growing up in northern Minnesota, Jessica enjoys being outdoors, and especially likes to downhill ski and waterski. But dancing is her first love, everything from tap and jazz to ballroom dancing and Irish dancing. Eventually she would like to get back into teaching and coaching dance.