She came to Fresno from KERO in Bakersfield where she spent 5 years reporting and anchoring. During her time in Bakersfield, she covered major mudslides that shut down Interstate 5 and Highway 58 for several days, earthquakes, multiple elections, murder trials and police wrongdoings.
Jessica has her Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Fresno State and her Master's Degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California.
Born and raised in the Central Valley, she is happy to be back in the place she's called home most of her life.
In her spare time, you'll find Jessica running local 5K, 10K and half-marathon races, hanging out her rottweiler, Canelo, and enjoying local restaurants.
How reliable are rapid tests? Doctor explains when you should and shouldn't depend on the results
Dr. Kenny Banh with UCSF Fresno COVID Equity Project says while the rapid test is a great tool, it's only effective when used correctly.
Will inflation continue to rise? What's causing it? We talked to a local expert
William Rice, a retired Fresno State professor, says "the big four" are contributing to inflation: a shortage of product, excess demand, increased cost of production, and manipulation of the market.
Family of mother, grandfather killed in Fresno County plead for 25-year-old to turn himself in
"We love you and we want to just get you the help that you need." Melba and Mel Abdelaziz's family spoke during a news conference pleading for Rahmad Kerel Parke to turn himself in.
Le Grand mother arrested, accused of killing her 3 young children
Officials say 30-year-old Patricia Ortiz killed her three children, 8-year-old Anna Ortiz Lara, 5-year-old Matteo Ortiz Lara, and 3-year-old Alexa Ortiz Lara.
Clovis police say shooting at hookah store was not random, suspect arrested
Clovis police have arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with a smoke shop shooting that they say stemmed from domestic violence.
Gov. Newsom discusses plan to expand health care to all Californians, including immigrants
Gov. Gavin Newsom visited Kern County Tuesday to discuss his plan to expand health care services for all Californians, including thousands of undocumented state residents.
Rep. Josh Harder running for district representing parts of Stanislaus, Madera and Fresno counties
Democratic Representative Josh Harder is aiming to represent a much larger geographic area that stretches into Fresno County.
President Biden, Central Valley congressmen reflect on US Capitol riot
A moment of reflection Thursday in the nation's Capitol and around the country as ceremonies were held marking one year since the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol.
New laws in 2022: Minimum wage increases to $15, to-go cocktails are here to stay
Minimum wage is increasing, to-go cocktails are here to stay, and access to mental health services in a timely manner may become easier in 2022.
Shoppers hit the stores for last-minute Christmas shopping
Last-minute shoppers at Fresno's River Park had the Christmas spirit on full display, whether it was in jammies or with antlers and a string of Christmas lights around their neck.
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