Growing up in the desert heat of Phoenix, Jessica spent summer vacations in the lush and scenic countryside of the Pacific Northwest. Although the rainy season may be intense, the green and picturesque summers are why it’s worth it.
Jessica has had the pleasure of reporting on the tornadoes, politics, crime and immigration issues in the mid-south state of Arkansas. Before her tenure in the Beaver State, she was an anchor in the small desert town of Yuma, Ariz.
Jessica graduated from Arizona State University receiving a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and a B.A. in French from the Liberal Arts College. After spending a semester in Northern France, Jessica continues to cultivate her French-speaking skills. She also really enjoys French cuisine and wines, but understands Oregon wines may rival her previous experiences.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys exercising, listening to good music and occasionally singing. She also plans to take piano lessons again, a childhood skill she’s neglected for some time. She is truly happy to have the opportunity to live and work in such a wonderful state.