11 Connects Host/Reporter/Digital Anchor
Jessica relocated from Southern California to Colorado Springs in September 2021 to join KKTV as a reporter.
While Jessica spent most her life in California, she’s a Colorado native, born and raised. Growing up in a very active household, Jessica developed a zest for adventure and travel. She spent time living in Italy, Australia and traveled abroad visiting China and Paris. She rides horses, is a big fan of skiing, loves to hike, paddle board, kayak and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Whether at the beach or in the mountains, she loves it all.
Jessica found her passion in news, media, and storytelling, early on. She studied broadcast journalism and public-media relations at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, then moved to southern California to pursue her career as an anchor / reporter.
Perhaps the sunny year-round warm weather, and beach contributed to that decision as well. She went on to further her studies in TV reporting and production at UCLA.
In 2015 Jessica was one of 42 people elected by the mayor out 35,000 people to serve on “Team Beverly Hills," a government leadership program serving the local community under the city council. Combining her passion for news and politics, Jessica began working as a freelance news anchor, reporter, political contributor, and commentator for various networks on the west and east coasts.
Jessica is an animal lover at heart, who supports various charitable causes for the Westside German Shepherd Rescue in Los Angeles, CA, where she rescued her beloved, now 10 year-old German Shepherd. Each year, she runs the annual 5K and 10K races to raise money for the shelter.
Outside of work, Jessica is big on health and fitness. Pilates, Barre and Yoga is part of her daily life. She enjoys weekend travel getaways, wine tasting, country music festivals, concerts, live sporting events, and loves the beach. One of her other talents, is cooking, she loves to try new recipes, can grill a great steak, and makes tasty fish tacos.
Jessica is excited to be part of the KKTV family, and looking forward to connecting with the communities here in Colorado Springs.