Jessica is Michigan State University graduate where she earned a degree in journalism with a concentration in broadcast and a minor in political science. She chose journalism as her area of study because of her enthusiasm for telling stories and desire to be immersed in current events.
Throughout her college career she received several national awards including second place in the anchor category from the National Broadcast Association. As well as a first and second place award in the hard news category from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Since graduation, Jessica headed west to Los Angeles for a four month internship with FOX News Channel. There she focused on entertainment news covering movie premiers, television shows and high profile events. She was able to contribute to a variety of pieces that aired on FOX News Channel and FOX affiliates nationwide.
After completing her internship, Jessica returned to Michigan where she worked at the NBC affiliate in Detroit, WDIV-TV, as an associate producer for Local 4 News Morning Show. Jessica was able to refine her writing skills and learn how to excel in a fast paced newsroom.
Jessica is not only familiar with broadcast journalism, she is also an accomplished freelance journalist for JACK Detroit magazine. Her experience with both print and broadcast journalism gives her the ability to translate information in a way that is both concise and intriguing.
Jessica has been fortunate enough to travel around the world since a young age. This has given her an appreciation for cultural diversity and a better understanding of her own identity. Along with her passion for travel, Jessica enjoys spending time with her four dogs and being outdoors.